CGI U is proud to partner with organizations dedicated to creating social impact in the next generation of student leaders, providing enriching opportunities and experiences for CGI U students and alumni, and supporting the year-round work of the CGI U program.

Featured Partners

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Since 2012, CGI U has partnered with The Peter G. Peterson Foundation and Net Impact to organize the national student program Up to Us. Up to Us is the only nation-wide program that supports next-generation leaders to raise nonpartisan awareness around building a sustainable fiscal and economic future. Since 2012, student teams have engaged more than 300,000 of their peers through innovative and engaging campus activities. Students receive funding, training, and hand-on support over the semester to design and implement their own awareness campaign about our long-term fiscal and economic sustainability. Over the course of ten years, Up to Us has engaged over 1,200 campus competition teams, signed over 131,000 pledges, and engaged over 370,000 people.

Kevin Xu

Through the COVID-19 Student Action Fund, made possible by Kevin Xu and members of the CGI University Network, students were provided early-stage seed–funding for projects addressing the public health, economic, and societal impacts of the novel coronavirus. Grants ranged from $2,000 to $5,000 — with commitments including awareness and prevention campaigns, social enterprises, infectious disease monitoring and response systems, and other emergency response initiatives that are providing immediate support for public health practitioners and other essential workers on the frontlines. In addition to receiving seed funding for their commitments, all selected students received invitations to participate in the CGI U 2021 program.