Hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, the 11th annual CGI U meeting will gather more than 1,000 innovative student leaders who have made Commitments to Action that address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.
Read short descriptions of 2018 students projects which are intended to be delivered in Sri Lanka, Morocco, Brazil, Nigeria, and the United States.
From thousands of applications to the Clinton Foundation, a total of 15 Cornell students were selected as delegates to the 2017 CGI U conference. Five Cornell delegates subsequently won cash awards at the January 2018 pitch competition conducted at eHub Collegetown.
One delegate, Deanna Deyhim, founded SPECT. A recent 2018 Cornell graduate, she is continuing her development of a mindfulness meditation application which uses VR glasses for an educational training program targeting middle-schoolers who are struggling academically or stressed with at-home challenges.
Recognized as a member of the 2017 CGI U Honor Roll, Cornell CGI U alum Karim Aboulegna’s story explemplifies sustainable social entrepreneurship success.