CDI - Center for Digital Inclusion (Formerly Committee for Democracy in Informat
CDI is one of Latin America’s most distinguished nonprofit organizations, having received more than 40 international awards for its work over the past 13 years. Founded in 1995 by social entrepreneur Rodrigo Baggio, CDI created an innovative model of promoting social inclusion through digital inclusion by partnering with grassroots organizations to open “Technology & Civic Engagement Schools” in the most vulnerable urban slums and low-income communities in Latin America. Since then, over 1 million lives have been touched by CDI’s programs; today the CDI Network is made up of 753 schools that span across 8 countries—Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. Three additional representative CDI offices operate out of New York, Boston, and London. CDI’s main goal is not just to provide access to technology, but to teach disenfranchised communities how to use new technologies to develop local solutions to fighting poverty, stimulating entrepreneurship and empowering low-income youth to transform their lives and communities.