Your Time to Make a Difference

The Clinton Global Initiative University | NEW Info Sessions

CGI University: Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

NEW INFO SESSIONS | APPLY | CGI U @ Nazareth College | This is Your Time to Make a Difference

Dear Nazareth Students,

The Center for Civic Engagement is proud to announce that Nazareth College is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative University Network (GCI U) for 2015-2016. Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.

This fall semester, Nazareth students have the opportunity to submit project applications (called a Commitment to Action) to CGI U. If the project is selected, our students will travel to the CGI U Spring Training (hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton), further develop the project, then put the plan into action. Accepted students will join a thousand college students and leaders from around the world at the CGI U training this Spring semester. Travel scholarships are available. Funding for projects may also be available. The early decision application deadline is October 16, 2015 and the final application deadline is December 1, 2015.

Students can propose projects from five focus areas; Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. More information about CGI U is available at

Step 1: Attend an Information Session about CGI U

Get a head start by attending an information session about CGI U. Information sessions are provided at the following times:
Wednesday 9/30 from 2:30-3:30p.m. in GAC 155
Thursday 10/1 from 12:10-1:10p.m. in GAC 155
Friday 10/2 from 3-4p.m. in GAC 155
Monday 10/5 from 12-1p.m. in GAC 155

Please contact us to let us know what session you plane to attend. Contact Adam Lewandowski at or call (585)389-2307.

If these times do not work for you, please contact us and we can schedule an appointment to go over the materials.

The early decision deadline is October 16, 2015, and the final application deadline is December 1, 2015.

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. Last year $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 in Miami.

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

In the Past 2 Years 19 Nazareth Students Attended CGI U, Supporting the Development of 13 Projects

Danielle Mensing CGI U 2015 documentary