9:30 AM -
Day of Action
CGI U will host a morning of community service in conjunction with the Miami Children’s Initiative (MCI) in Liberty City. Building off of the Harlem Children’s Zone’s block-by-block approach, MCI has designated 29 blocks as their “Impact Zone” in the neighborhood. These blocks are home to the Charles R. Drew K-8 Center and Middle School, 30 apartments, and 10 single-family homes. MCI’s mission is to create a community-based network that develops, coordinates, and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, opportunities for employment, and safe neighborhoods for the residents of Liberty City. The event will begin with remarks by President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. CGI U students and volunteers will then work on a wide variety of neighborhood and school improvement projects which will include urban agriculture, mural painting, picnic table installation, and the revitalization of sports facilities.
Participants:President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative, 42nd President of the United States
Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, Clinton Foundation
Cecilia A. Gutierrez, President and CEO, Miami Children's Initiative
Shane Battier, NBA Champion, Miami Heat, Founder, The Battier Take Charge Foundation