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President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students through the University Network and other opportunities to help them turn their ideas into action.
You can apply as an individual or a group at the link below:
Early Decision and Travel Assistance application deadline: October 16, 2015.
Final application deadline: December 1, 2015.
Students must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of the CGI U meeting in order to apply. To be considered for admission, all applicants are required to design a Commitment to Action in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. All invited attendees will be notified by late December 2015.
To learn more about the CGI U application process, students can review the CGI U commitments map, application tips, and application checklist. Click here for more information about funding opportunities for student commitment-makers.
Have questions? Join us for online information sessions during any of the times listed below.
In these webinars, you will have a chance to learn more about CGI U, the application process, and CGI U 2016 at UC Berkeley. Connect to the session 5 minutes prior to the start via the following link: www.anymeeting.com/cgiu1
- Wednesday, October 07, 2015, 9:00pm ET
- Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:00pm ET
- Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:00pm ET
- Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 9:00am ET
- Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 6:00pm ET
- Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:00pm ET
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 6:00pm ET
- Monday, November 23, 2015, 9:00am ET
- Saturday, November 28, 2015, 9:00pm ET
- Monday, November 30, 2015, 6:00pm ET
If you have any questions and are unable to attend a webinar session, please call 212.710.4492 or email email@example.com.
Duke Info Sessions to be announced
STAY TUNED! We will also be holding live information sessions on Duke’s campus in the coming weeks. Dates will be sent out on the Duke SocEnt listserv.
What is CGI U?
President Clinton Launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each CGI U student or group must make a Commitment to Action: a specific plan of action that addresses a pressing challenge on campus, in the community, or around the world. Commitments to Action may be completely new ideas or they may scale or expand existing programs to reach new communities. Commitments to action may fall into one of five categories: Public Health, Peace and Human Rights, Education, Environment and Climate Change, and Poverty Alleviation.
Students may apply for invitation to CGI U’s annual national meeting, which brings together changemakers from around the country for workshops, forums, funding opportunities and networking. Each year, Duke commits $10,000 in project support funding, to be divided among selected students who successfully demonstrate how they have used Duke’s academic resources to help carry out their projects.
President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will host the ninth annual CGI U meeting from April 1-3, 2016 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The meeting will bring together more than 1,000 innovative student leaders to make Commitments to Action in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. Through the CGI University Network and other opportunities, over $750,000 in funding will be available to select CGI U 2016 students to help them turn their ideas into action.
Student attendees will have the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events which will enable them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partners. The program will feature dozens of topic experts, university representatives, and celebrities who will join students at CGI U to discuss effective solutions to some of world’s most pressing challenges. During the last day of the meeting, attendees will take part in a Day of Action in the local community.
Learn more at: http://cgiu.org.