Clinton Global Initiative University
Apply to CGI U for a Year-Round Experience
The application deadline for CGI U 2021 is Friday, January 29 at 11:59 PM ET.
Students accepted into CGI U will participate in a year-round program that includes access to: personalized mentorship; a social impact curriculum; funding streams; and student engagement events, including the CGI U 2021 virtual annual meeting hosted by Howard University.
Have an Idea to Change the World?
Each year Clinton Global Initative University (CGI U) brings together students and a diverse group of leaders at a wide range of convenings. This includes the CGI U Annual Meeting – a special multi-day event hosted by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton that brings the entire CGI U class together to provide participants with a wide variety of knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities.
Previous meetings have been held at the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Miami, Arizona State University, Washington University in St. Louis, George Washington University, the University of California, San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin, and Tulane University. Special guests have included Congressman John Lewis, Olympic medalist and activist Ibtihaj Muhammad, television host Conan O’Brien, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
More than 10,000 students from over 150 countries and all 50 states have participated in CGI U. Many alumni members have gone on to start businesses, NGOs or careers in social impact fields that continue to create tangible social change.
CGI U Commitments to Action
To be part of this program, students need to commit to addressing a pressing global challenge or issue in their local campus or community. This pledge – called a “Commitment to Action” – takes the form of a new, specific, and measurable project that each student develops either as an individual or with their peers. The focus areas of these commitments are Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
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For more information, visit the CGI U website.