The founder of CIP was Dr. Henry B. Ollendorff (1907-1979), who
obtained his PhD in Law and practiced as a labor lawyer in Germany.
In 1938 he escaped Nazi Germany with his wife Martha to begin his
new life in the United States.
Not being able to practice in his profession in his new home land and with
a special interest in youth he attended the New York School of Social Work
earning a Masters degree and worked in a number of child and youth programs.
Dr. Ollendorff had a vision to create an international program where youth leaders
and social workers from many countries could get together with the goal that
the horrors of the Second World War would never happen again.
Excerpted from ”How It All Began”, in the HP of CIF International