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When the People Lead, Eventually the Leaders Will Follow.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead
If we were willing to spend trillions of dollars to ensure communism's defeat in the Cold War, surely we should be willing to invest a tiny fraction of that to support democracy's success where communism failed.
- President Bill Clinton

The Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI) is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Russian citizens to take responsibility for their personal futures and assisting Russia in its transition to a market-based economy and a civil society. The success or failure of this transition is unquestionably America's most important foreign policy challenge in the post-Cold-War era.

On a grassroots level, every American citizen can play a small but important role in helping our former "enemies" through this historic transition. The individual contributions of time, hospitality and training provided by thousands of American citizens have allowed CCI to implement effective, low-cost foreign assistance programs. CCI's US volunteers and hosts have come from all 50 American states.

All of CCI's programs are targeted towards empowering citizens, not officials, to take responsibility for societal change. The Center welcomes volunteers who want to help contribute to this historic mission.

New!Khakamada Legal Services Delegation Coming to San Francisco Oct. 28

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Russian gerbPresidential Management Training Initiative
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Looking for an exciting experience that will help real Russian entrepreneurs?

PEP, CCI's adaptation of the Marshall Plan study tours

new!Small Business Legal Delegation to arrive US Oct. 28, 1998. Rotary Club of LaPlace, Louisiana Hosts Russian Restauranteurs and Creates "Dining In Russia" Home Page!
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(See also www.rotarycluboflaplace.com)

Fourth Annual "Ecological Security in Agriculture" Conference
Oct. 20-22 1998, Sergiev Posad, Russia
CCI's Sustainable Agribusiness Support Project, funded by USAID.

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Presidio CCI's San Francisco office is now located in the Presidio!
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Contact Information:

New Address - Please update your mailing lists (the second line is optional for US mail):

Center for Citizen Initiatives
Presidio of San Francisco, Building 1008, General Kennedy Avenue
P.O. Box 29912
San Francisco, CA 94129-0912
(415) 561-7777; fax (415) 561-7778

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