OMAHA – University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students looking to change the world through new and innovative approaches to some of the most pressing issues of our time have a chance to do just that by attending the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference in 2015.
Every year, students from around the world are asked to share their world-changing ideas with national leaders at the annual CGI U conference.
This year’s deadline for “Calls for Action” is fast approaching with Monday, Dec. 1 being the final day for submissions.
In order to submit a proposal, students must be 18 years or older and enrolled at UNO. Each Call for Action must fall into one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education; Environment and Climate Change; Peace and Human Rights; Poverty Alleviation; and Public Health.
More information and a full application checklist is available at http://www.clintonfoundation.org.
Last year, five students from UNO combined to present three projects, including:
Health in Your Hands
Organized by Laura Holly, this project is designed to create 25,000 educational pamphlets that will be distributed to approximately 28 health clinics in Benin, Africa. The goal of the pamphlets will be to enhance public education and encourage preventative health practices.
Assisting a Miracle on Rishiskesh
Organized by Erin Smith, this project expands upon the income-generation opportunities offered by the nonprofit group Mother Miracle in India. Assisting a Miracle will provide opportunities for the products made by the women of Rishiskesh to also be sustainable.
Reading for Freedom
Organized by Jody Ann-Coore and Cindy Raders, this project is an expansion of UNO’s Reading Drive program with the goal of positively changing the literacy rates of juvenile offenders in Douglas County. The goal will be to create a reading/mentoring club for the Douglas Country Youth Center.
As a member of the CGI U Network, financial support also exists for students who are accepted to present at the 2015 CGI U conference, which will take place March 6-8, 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL.
For additional information on the CGI U and CGI U conference, please contact Kathe Lyons at 402.554.4083 or by email at email@example.com.
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