Community Improvement, Capacity Building

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE INC

aka KDI

Los Angeles, CA

Mission

KDI is a non-profit design and community development organization. We partner with under-resourced communities to advance equity and activate the unrealized potential in neighborhoods and cities. We accomplish this mission through advocacy, research, planning, and built works. All our projects start with the vision that residents have for their community. To realize this vision, we work collaboratively with residents from project conception through implementation. We build on local ideas, enhance them with technical knowledge and design innovation, and connect them to existing resources. Through this community-driven process, KDI helps residents physically transform their environment, grow economic resilience, and build social cohesion.

Ruling Year

2011

Executive Director

Chelina M Odbert

Assistant Director

Joe Mulligan

Main Address

309 E. 8th Street #205

Los Angeles, CA 90014 USA

Keywords

community development, design, planning, programming, advocacy, education, research, Kenya, US, Coachella, Los Angeles, Kibera, Nairobi, flooding, urban, rural, resilience, economic development, environmental remediation, environmental justice, participatory design, participatory planning, culture, arts, community, community space, play, recreation, identity

EIN

90-0599471

 Number

0572422521

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Citizen Participation (W24)

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Our programs

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Kibera Public Space Project

IDEO Rivers and People

#TujengeKibera

KDI Carpentry Academy

Somos Oasis

Nuestro Lugar

Thermal Oasis Mobility Plans

Salton Sea and Citizens

Free Lots Angeles

Play Streets

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Financials

KOUNKUEY DESIGN INITIATIVE INC

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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