CKI is one part of the larger Kiwanis family, which has branches for adult and youth members. All organizations in the Kiwanis family focus on serving communities and developing strong relationships between people.
Kiwanis International is one of the world’s largest service organizations, with a primary focus on children. Kiwanis was established in 1915 and has participated in numerous projects to improve the lives of children worldwide. In partnership with UNICEF, Kiwanis has helped to combat iodine deficiency disorders and eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus. Kiwanis clubs also sponsor other K-Family organizations including CKI, Key Club, and Kiwanis Kids.
Key Club is a worldwide service and leadership organization for high school students. Key Clubs are student-led and participate in projects to promote service and personal development. There are 265,000 members in Key Clubs throughout 31 countries.
Aktion Club is a service organization for adults living with disabilities. The core values of Aktion Club are character building, leadership, inclusiveness, and caring. Aktion Club has 11,000 members worldwide.
Chartered in 1975, Builders Club is a community-service program for junior high and middle school students. Builders Clubs focus on developing leadership through community service. Worldwide, Builders Club has more than 45,000 members.
Kiwanis Kids is a club for elementary school students which focuses on providing opportunities for students to work together, engage in community service, develop leadership skills, and develop strong moral character.