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Ten Years of the Kravis Prize

By Xiangyu Ma ‘17 The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership, appearing more frequently under the moniker of the Kravis Prize, is an annual award that recognizes extraordinary accomplishment and bold, visionary leadership in the nonprofit sector. A formal award ceremony celebrates the recipient’s accomplishments and $250,000 is directed to a nonprofit organization designated […]

Posted May 6, 2015 in News

The Founding of SOURCE

By Stephanie Haft ‘15 While KLI has grown and developed, so too has its affiliated groups and organizations. Student Outreach Utilizing Resources and Community Exchange (SOURCE), a student-run nonprofit consulting organization, first came under KLI’s umbrella in 2005. Danny Hayman ‘07 and Mike Peel ‘07 first proposed the idea for SOURCE as a result of […]

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KLI Sponsored Internship Program

By Grace Lee ‘17 The Kravis Leadership Institute’s (KLI) internship program has been an integral part of the organization since early on in its history. In 2003, KLI provided 15 partial or fully sponsored summer internships. The total Institute investment in the 2003 summer program amounted to just under $40,000. The internship program has continued […]

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Leadership Studies Sequence

One of the primary goals of the Kravis Leadership Institute (KLI) is “to provide Claremont McKenna College (CMC) students with the very best in leadership education.  To that end, the Leadership Studies Sequence (which predates KLI) was revised with an excellent array of cross-disciplinary courses in leadership studies, resulting in an educational program that was […]

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KLI Leadership Research Bits

By Grace Lee ‘18 “Consistent with the other research institutes at CMC, KLI conducts high-level academic research, through faculty-student partnerships.  Faculty and students together co-author research articles, book chapters, and make presentations at professional research conferences.” – Ron Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Kravis Leadership […]

Posted May 5, 2015 in News

New Programs at KLI

By Stephanie Haft ’15 Leadership is a dynamic field, as the Kravis Leadership Institute’s programs are constantly changing and developing to meet the leadership needs of students and an ever changing world. This academic year saw expansion of the Athletic Training Module, and the institution of two new KLI programs: YOU@CMC and the Team Retreat […]

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Kravis Prize 2015, Endeavor

The 10th Annual Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership – the Nobel for nonprofits – recognizes Endeavor for helping build companies generating 400,000 jobs in challenged economies around the world. The Kravis Prize is presented and administered by Claremont McKenna College (CMC) and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis. Mrs. Kravis, an economist, is a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute; […]

Posted April 19, 2015 in News

The Parallels Between a Teacher and a Leader

By Taryn Akiyama ‘14 A classroom full of curious eyes stare back at me. I am the first American they have ever met. I am shorter and barely older than they are. I do not have teaching certification or a relevant degree. And yet, I am their English teacher. But as I have come to […]

Posted February 19, 2015 in News

ThinkImpact—CMC Students in Rwanda

Grace Lee ’17 This past summer, two CMC students, Ben Fusek ‘17 and Zachariah Oquenda ‘16, embarked on a two-month journey to rural Rwanda through ThinkImpact. ThinkImpact is a social entrepreneurship organization that provides students the opportunity to engage in experimental learning as they work in rural communities to test ideas and prototype changing innovations. […]

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