Pan-African CDI Launches Weekly Youth-Led Discussion Group

Founder and Executive Director Alpha Diallo recently initiated a weekly youth-led discussion group that promotes critical thinking and dialog about current events, literature, and culture. Pan-African CDI's four fantastic interns -- Demesvar Destin, Jason Tomlinson, Asheem Calixte and Jonathan Medica -- are part of the first cohort. In addition to inspiring the program, they gave it the name "Tuesday Talks." Our future newsletters will include updates from our talks.

Outreach Committee Strategic Meeting, July 2015

“Unity is strength, when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." -Mattie J.T. Stepanaek


On July 21st, 2015, co-Founder and Executive Director, Alpha Diallo and team members, Koku Afeto, Aliou Labe, and Victoria Ogundipe, of the Outreach Committee, held a strategic team meeting at Madiba Restaurant in Harlem. The purpose for the meeting was to collectively enhance and support each other's team building skills. The team discussed ongoing outreach efforts and more effective methods to strengthen PACDI's community outreach action plan. Our Executive Director and the Outreach Committee will continue to have the necessary meetings to improve Pan African CDI collective staff skills.

The Outreach Committee seeks to develop strong rapport with potential community PACDI members and partners as well as strengthen the community's awareness of Pan African CDI's up and coming services.

Team Developmental Training at New York City Social Media For NonProfits, 2015

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light.” - Arthur Conan Doyle / Sherlock Holme 

On Tuesday, July 21st, members of Pan African CDI's Outreach Committee and the Executive Director and co-founder participated in a developmental informational social media conference held at NYU Kimmel Center for University Life.  The annual program was organized by Social Media For Nonprofit, with previous locations including Washington,DC., Dallas, Austin, Silicon Valley, Boston, San Francisco, and finally New York City. From workshops and hands-on training on essential social media applications, i.e Periscope, to the interactive sessions with other professionals in the nonprofit sector, Social Media For Nonprofits provided us with key tools that will enable Pan African CDI to strengthen its outreach strategy and improve it’s on and off platform advocacy for low-income and African immigrant communities.

Social Media for Nonprofits provides social media training to help nonprofits leverage social media for cause awareness, engagement with stakeholders, fundraising and advocacy.  The conference series, their signature program, is dedicated to social media for social good and to date has earned a 96.5% approval rating from over 8,000 nonprofit leaders across the USA, India and Canada. Doing away with abstract concepts and theory, their focus is on sharing practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy with nonprofit decision-makers.

"Your Mission statement is not your Story.” - Jay Geneske, Director of Digital, The Rockefeller Foundation
"If you're not falling you're not trying" - Lynn Harris, VP of Communications Breakthrough

Thank you Social Media for Nonprofits for giving us this great opportunity to learn how to promote our organization through social media. We thank key speakers for coming to New York for speaking and encouraging us to expand our organization with the use of social media.

Community Survey Project - 438 Surveys Conducted!

Through collaboration with outreach sites Bronx Defenders, African Communities Together, Bronx Community College, and online dissemination, 438 surveys were collected. That means 438 community allies and defenders! Data input and analysis begins!

In outreach and data, Pan African CDI stands strong for our communities. 

Join us and help revitalize the Bronx! 

Base Building Continues for Economic Power

Back to Bronx Community College (B.C.C) to disseminate surveys, the Pan African CDI  recognizes that the viability of our communities depend on the recycling of $$$ in our neighborhoods rather than capital flight. 

Low-income individuals and working class communities should be afforded the opportunity to participate in their own economic well-being, while having a stake in the ownership of wealth and shifting the balance of power to the local community.

Join us and keep the capital (and smiles) within our communities!