Ideas into Action
Photo Credit: Education For Employment (EFE)
Learn about how Nisreen Mitwally—a Palestinian youth, beneficiary of a 2011 CGI Commitment to Action, and 2014 Annual Meeting speaker—gained the skills and support she needed to overcome the challenges of finding employment and transitioning into the workforce.Read More about My Journey to a Job in Palestine
Photo credit: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Foundation
In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, read how a 20-year-old City Year service leader is contributing to growing the tradition of youth service in South Africa.Read More about A Young Leader’s Reflections on Mandela, MLK, and Service in South Africa
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In 2001, President Nelson Mandela personally invited President Clinton to South Africa to speak about the vital role young people and citizen service play in strengthening a society.
Crime and ennui in Columbia Heights, D.C., overwhelmed the adolescence of Elmer Diaz, a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador. He was always bright, but with his hard-working parents constantly away from home, Elmer’s life became entwined with gangs. He also got into drugs. Then he dropped out of high school.Read More about Reclaiming America’s Youth and Recovering Our Economy