About Us

CTM Kenya arose from the experience of CTM USA. Though the USA office adopts high risk youth as her target constituency, their Kenya counterpart will have a look at the general leadership in the communities and especially within the churches.

Our aim is to build capacities of leaders through trainings and empower them and their constituent communities through livelihoods development and the deepening of their individual and community safety net.

The foundation of CTM is built upon the mission of Christ in Luke 4: 18-19 and thus the organization will facilitate leadership trainings and empower their constituent communities through proclamation of the word and demonstration through tangible action. In this regard the organization shall seek to build her internal systems namely the human resource, finance and general operations processes as well as deepening of resource mobilization to sustain her operations. At the community level, CTM shall identify and walk with communities and their leaders through training, sustainable empowerment and relationship based advocacy on matters pertaining to specific injustices.

Our History

Founded in 1999, the Center for Transforming Mission (CTM) works to improve the situation of marginalized communities around the world by supporting indigenous leaders with the training and resources to make a greater impact in their communities. This ministry began in Denver USA and currently has local organizations in Dominican Republic, Guatemala and currently Kenya. The Kenyan office started her operations in 2010 still under the USA but two years later started working on a process of getting local registration and ownership for sustainable implementation of her programs.

In her efforts to walk with the marginalized communities CTM Kenya recognizes that the most powerful and renewable resource in high-risk communities resides within the communities themselves. This includes relationships between and among individual community members as well as relationships and institutions that sustain the life of the community. Thus the critical need is to recognize, network, and train indigenous leaders to activate these resources in a way that is beneficial and sustainable.

Our Finances

Value for money

CTM is committed to seeing the urban communities experience the vibrancy in life as declared by Jesus, to achieve this, we organize the value of every penny donated and reaffirm here our continuing commitment to keeping support costs as low as possible and maximizing expenditure on nurturing and training grassroots urban leaders to transform their communities. However, we also recognize the need to invest in new activities as we grow and have made increased investments in fundraising support and our advocacy work stream over the current year.

How we are funded

a) GRANTS

Approximately 2/3 of our income comes from grant-making bodies. We are grateful for funding from the following organizations in (Year).

1. Leadership Foundation

2. Street Psalms

3. Nairobi Chapel

4. I choose life

5. University of Presbyterian church

6. Nairobi Baptist Church Kibra.

b) Corporate Partnerships

CTM is able to offer innovative partnerships with companies that are looking to make a difference to the lives of the urban poor communities in Kenya and across Africa. Current corporate sponsors include:

Our resources

We are at a pivotal stage of our development. Our current strategy focusses on continuing to develop and establish CTM as leaders in the field, both by striving to do what we already did well even better by expanding the ways in which we work to have an even larger impact. We are proud to have met and in many cases, surpassed, the majority of our goals outlined in the last strategic plan.

Our Patrners

a) Working In Partnership

CTM works alongside our partners to deliver direct services for urban poor communities. Key areas of intervention for the poor communities include education, health, family engagement, community based rehabilitation, livelihoods, sport and awareness raising. We strive to empower local actors to take charge of and impact their own communities.

b) Our Approach

While we have a direct impact on urban poor communities by delivering services alongside our partners, we also play an additional key role, we build the capacity and support the organizational development of our partners to enable them, over time, to become independently sustainable high impact organizations

c) Our current partners

1. Leadership Foundation

2. Street Psalms

3. Nairobi Chapel

4. I choose life

5. University of Presbyterian church

6. Nairobi Baptist Church Kibra.