​CGI U: Clinton Global Initiative University

The Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting brings 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. Babson has sent students to the conference since becoming a University Network member in 2013, and the students involved have continually been recognized as change makers on campus.

Commitments to Action, a unique feature of the CGI U model, are new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address global challenges across CGI U’s five focus areas. Babson will also mentor student commitment-makers as they develop and implement their plans in the coming months.

2016 Babson Commitments to Action

Emily Levy '16, Maria del Mar Gomez '16, Julianne Carlin '17
nture: PICCPerfect
Focus: Public Health
Mission: PICCPerfect is committed to getting functional and fashionable after-market PICC line covers into the hands of those facing long-term difficult treatments.

Danielle Rubenfeld '18
Venture: Bread Run: Helping the hungry in one community as a time
Focus: Poverty Alleviation
Mission: The Bread Run organizes teams of undergraduate students across New England to host events at their college campuses. A Bread Run is a competitive and exciting game that will raise awareness and funds for local hunger and homelessness related charities. 

Yulkendy Valdez '17, Josuel Plasencia '17, Paulina Zarate '17
Venture: Project 99
Focus: Peace and Human Rights
Mission: Project 99 aims to develop the next generation of inclusive and entrepreneurial leaders for the new inclusive economy. The mission is to connect and empower millennials (ages 16-30) through the development of an inclusive leadership platform.

Leinado Marte '18
Venture: Get to Know the Other Side 
Focus: Peace and Human Rights 
Mission: Get to Know the Other Side commits to opening a two-way line of communication between cops and low-income, young, minority males.