Celebrating and Honoring Eric Basye

Greetings, As the Incoming CLDI Board president, I was somewhat delighted to find out that I have the opportunity to write a departing letter to our outgoing ED, Eric Basye. I use the word “somewhat delighted” because I know that the master writer himself, Eric, will...

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

Expanding CLDI’s Reach

New Executive Director Kaleb Perdew shares his history with the ministry and vision for the future. In 2017, CLDI’s Executive Director Eric Basye crossed paths with Kaleb Perdew, a Billings native and recent graduate from the University of Montana. Kaleb had a heart...

Kaleb Perdew – Our Next Executive Director!

Kaleb Perdew – Our Next Executive Director!

Hello CLDI Family & Friends, On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce that Kaleb Perdew has been selected as the next Executive Director of CLDI.  The Board conducted a comprehensive search process and personally interviewed three impressive...

We’re Hiring!  Executive Director Position

We’re Hiring! Executive Director Position

Dear CLDI Family and Friends,  On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are excited to announce that the position for the Executive Director (ED) role at Community Leadership & Development, Inc. (CLDI) is now available here.   As most of you know, after nearly 12...

Jodee’s Journey: How Affordable Housing Changed Her Life

Housing is catalytic. Without it, upward mobility is nearly impossible, but with it, people can start to experience real transformation. Just ask Jodee His Bad Horse, a 31-year-old mom who found herself homeless after fleeing an abusive relationship. When Jodee...

A Kingdom Vision: Fully Immersed, Part 10

A Kingdom Vision: Fully Immersed, Part 10

A blog series on “Kingdom Vision”; to live and orient our lives according to His ways. By Eric Basye "Evangelism is necessary but insufficient by itself to untangle the complexities of poverty, some that date back generations. Effective poverty-fighters, particularly...

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

Spring 2021 – Rail//Line Update

We are so happy to be on our little corner of the South Side and thrilled that many of you have claimed Rail//Line as your go-to stop for coffee and community. We couldn’t be here without everyone who has invested in the work we are doing. Since opening last August,...

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

Spring Internship Update by Jon Chung

I’m about halfway through my CLDI internship. I’ve spent most of my time with Youth Works building relationships with students. Besides the youth, it has been a great joy to meet and develop relationships with neighbors and community members. The stories I’ve heard...

Hope for a Safe Home

Hope for a Safe Home

Imagine struggling to access your own front door… Meet Ms. Darlene Latimore, a fiery beauty who moved from California to Billings 11 years ago. She has put down roots and built a community in the Magic City. Tragically, in 2016, Ms. Darlene suffered a stroke that left...

Love and Pain in Relationship

Love and Pain in Relationship

A reflection from Youth Works Director Kaylee Thompson "It had been a rough day; one of those where there is pain and struggle and challenge. Life had been difficult for a number of students we work with, and on this particular day, it was nearly enough to make me...