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2019-2020 Apply to the Clinton Global Initiative University

CGI University: Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

About CGI U

Calling Social Innovators!

Put your ideas into action! This fall semester, Nazareth students have the opportunity to submit project applications to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). This project is called a Commitment to Action: new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges. If your project is selected, you will travel to the CGI U Spring Training in Scotland (you read that correctly!) hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton, further develop the project, and then put the plan into action. Accepted students will join 600 college students and leaders from around the world at the CGI U training in Scotland from April 17-19, 2020.

Students can propose individual projects from five focus areas:
  • Education,
  • Environment and Climate Change,
  • Peace and Human Rights,
  • Poverty Alleviation, and
  • Public Health.

Travel scholarships are available. Funding for projects may also be available.

More information about CGI U is available at

Attend an Information Session to learn more about CGI U


REMOTE (ZOOM IN): Thursday, September 26, 2019 from 7:30pm-8:30pm

IN PERSON: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 1:30pm-2:30pm in GAC 127

Please register below, or contact Adam Lewandowski at or call (585)389-2307 to register for a session.

If these times do not match your schedule, please contact us and we can schedule an appointment to provide information and get you started!

Information Session (Remote)

Thursday, Sep. 26th, 7:30-8:30pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Information Session (In-Person)

Friday, Sep. 27th, 1:30-2:30pm

GAC 127

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

The final application deadline is October 15, 2019.

Danielle Mensing CGI U 2015 documentary

Nazareth College Provides You with Support for Your CGI U Application

Nazareth is a member of the CGI U Network, which means that we provide additional support to our students! We provide trainings and workshops designed to assist with the development of your project and with the application writing process. Faculty and staff members are available to provide guidance and mentoring. If your project is selected by CGI U, then you may be eligible for start -up funding through Nazareth. Start-up funding is part of a competitive application process and may not be available to everyone. In past years $5,000 in grants were awarded from the College. You may also be eligible for travel funding to cover your costs to travel to the CGI U Meeting.

To be eligible for travel funding and start-up funding you must work with a faculty, staff, or approved community partner as an adviser.

For More Information Contact Adam Lewandowski Through the Center for Civic Engagement | | 389-2307