About the Meeting
President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton hosted the seventh annual CGI U meeting from March 21-23, 2014 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. The meeting brought together more than 1,100 innovative student leaders who made more than 700 Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. More than $750,000 was available to select CGI U 2014 students to help them turn their ideas into action. Through the CGI U Commitments Challenge, 32 student teams raised an additional $60,000 for their work.
Student attendees had the opportunity to attend plenary sessions, working sessions, and other special events covering topics across CGI U's five focus areas and allowing them to network with their peers, build skills, and identify potential partnerships. Youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities joined students at the CGI U meeting to help them gain the skills and knowledge needed to take action on their commitments.
During the last day of the CGI U meeting, attendees took part in a Day of Action in the local community with PHX Renews. To kick off the Day of Action, Chelsea Clinton and President Bill Clinton were joined by Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix, as well as former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and former astronaut Mark Kelly, co-founders of Americans for Responsible Solutions.