It takes wisdom, compassion, courage, self-awarness, and self-discipline to be an effective leader. Learn more about our approach — servant leadership with a focus on the common good.
Ultimately, if we are to build a strong democracy and thriving, sustainable and equitable communities, we need a shared civic faith.
Build a Better World Now!
Our Programs and Projects
The nonprofit Civic Leadership Project provides a practical holistic framework for a city, state or rural community to create a civic culture that can strengthen its civic capacity — its ability to work together to solve collective problems — as well as create a more robust nonprofit sector with the giving, volunteering and sense of community responsibility needed to successfully address the educational, social, economic and environmental challenges it faces.
DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative
With 50+ partner organizations around the city, the DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative is working to create a city-wide public campaign to close the gap between the 60,000+ students who need academic and non-academic support and the capacity of our partners and schools to meet their needs.
Bodhisattva Saturday Mornings
A Bodhisattva is someone dedicated to improving themselves to help make a better world. Do you think of yourself as a practical idealist? Join us Saturday mornings at the Lincoln Memorial for solitary walking/jogging, walking dialogue with a partner, and meditation/prayer. Change yourself and change the world!
Civic Leadership Fellows/Internships
Do you want to make a difference in the world? This is your chance! We welcome college students to apply for our Civic Leadership Fellows program. You’ll help make a practical difference at DCTMI, develop community organizing and leadership skills, participate in stimulating discussions, and meet cool people!