The Initiatives.

Develop Sustainable Programs

The CTVLI offers a range of programs and classes to support lifelong training, in every stage of life. Our Program services the needs in the following areas.


Academic support for those needing to complete high school and preparation for the ACT exam and college entrance exam, as needed.

Cultural Arts and Entertainment

A method of utilizing arts, music & other entertainment in conjunction with education, creating Edutaiment to connect with participants.

Career Readiness and Economic Development

A program designed to reach career changer, professionals, and college graduate and meet their career goals.

Inmate Re-Entry

Comprehensive program assessing and targeting the needs of the individual inmate for successful re-entry into society.

Seminary Without Walls

Digital Collection of works from prominent leaders in the community on spiritually, growth, and history.

Male Scholars Program

A systematic approach to mentoring that matches an Elder and a program participant for personalized development.

Youth Diversion

Similar to the Male Scholars' Program, instead of for youth, as an alternative to formally processing youth in the justice system. (This would be a court order program in lieu of traditional probation.)

Community and Civic Engagement

The C.T. Vivian Leadership Institute, leverages partnerships, resources, and other local agencies to provide support through, training, internships, and scholarships to name a few. In addition, educating citizens about the life of a community-minded individual in order to improve conditions for others or to help shape the community's future.

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