CAI has been providing innovative, high quality education, training and technical assistance services to agencies that serve low-income communities since 1979. Committed to providing collaborative and strategic services from the beginning, CAI focused on connecting the perspectives of all concerned—from managers and funders, to grantees and clients.

CAI opened its first office in New York City in 1979. Today, the organization employs over 100 people in five locations in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. CAI has worked in 23 countries and in all 50 states, reaching more than 8,000 health and human service organizations worldwide and involving more than 80,000 staff.

Over more than three decades, CAI has evolved into an internationally recognized and respected organization that continues to adapt and improve, using innovative strategies to address emerging issues that impact vulnerable populations globally.