“How many college students does it take to change the world?
That’s the question at the heart of the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), a year-round program for young social entrepreneurs and innovators that brings together more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and around the globe.
Each year, these promising students come together with smart, new ideas to solve the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges facing our world today.
This year, the students of CGI U will meet at The University of Chicago, where they will spend three days focused on making a difference in five critical areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.
Over the next few weeks, you’ll be hearing from some of CGI U’s former participants, like Ryan Ubuntu Olson, Ximena Murillo, and Daquan Oliver. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about these young leaders, their lives, and their vision for a better tomorrow.
For more than 10 years, CGI U has been facilitating a growing community of young leaders who don’t just talk about domestic and global challenges – they take real, concrete steps toward solving them.
From developing a mobile phone app to help low-income Americans get better medical care to establishing a rehabilitation center for victims of human trafficking in Uganda, these exceptional young innovators are working to change the world – and they’re getting results.
These passionate, determined, idealistic young people inspire me every day – and I know they’ll inspire you, too.”
Clinton Global Initiative University