Center for Civic Engagement

Naz students at CGI U

Five Naz students were accepted for 2017, pursuing projects to benefit maternal and infant health in Kerala, India; enhance the lives of female prison inmates in Haiti; use smoothies to improve the health and nutrition knowledge of low-income people in Rochester; and promote health through teaching children about good hygiene techniques.

That brings to 31 the total number of Nazareth students chosen since 2014 by CGIU to attend this international conference based on the strength of their proposed projects.

How to get involved

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 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.

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

Final application deadline: November 4th, 2019

Students can propose projects from five focus areas:

  • Education
  • Environment and climate change
  • Peace and human rights
  • Poverty alleviation
  • Public health

The national CGI U organization provides more details. Nazareth faculty and staff are available to support you.

Additional Information

Application Support
Information Sessions
Faculty and Staff participation