How the winning team of the 2021 Call for Code University Challenge: Howard Hackathon for Environmental Justice will support subsistence for farmers around the world

The Call for Code University Challenge has produced hundreds of promising solutions from the worldwide community of student participants tackling global issues

Despite the challenges of this year, the students of CGI University (CGI U) were steadfast in their commitment to help address the most pressing issues of our time, from the significant impacts of the COVID-19 crisis to the ongoing threat of climate change to addressing system racism. Over the last nine months, even as they faced so much uncertainty, the CGI U Class of 2020 pledged and developed more than 650 Commitments to Action. This is a true sign of leadership — paving a way when the road ahead was not clearly defined.

With a focused effort on providing additional…

President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and topic experts discussed strategies to build an inclusive economy, promote health equity, and support student leaders during a virtual CGI University event in partnership with Morehouse College.

On Thursday, October 8, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton partnered with Morehouse College to co-host a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) virtual event, which brought together business, health, foundation and youth leaders to discuss strategies to build a more inclusive future through entrepreneurship, innovation, and the recruitment of a diverse workforce.

The program included opportunities for CGI U and Morehouse students and alumni to hear from leaders and topic experts including Dr. David Thomas, President, Morehouse College; La June Montgomery Tabron, President and CEO, W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Aurora James, Creative Director and Founder, Brother Vellies and Founder, 15…

These students are receiving funding for their projects through the Clinton Foundation’s COVID-19 Student Action Fund

Students from around the world are participating in the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) program — and as part of the year-round curriculum, these students develop Commitments to Action that address a pressing issue in their communities. This year, many students have developed commitments that are addressing the public health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Clinton Foundation is supporting them with $100,000 through the COVID-19 Student Action Fund.

This Fund, which is funded by Founding Partner, Kevin Xu…

CGI U students are building projects with meaningful impact to foster social change in their communities and learning how to leverage technology for good.

Meet five alumni who are using lessons learned from CGI University to lead the way in fighting this global health crisis.

From left to right: CGI U alumni Andrew Aboujaoude ’16, Christine Schindler ’12, Sixto Cancel ’13, Mariam Adil ’14, and Kennedy Odede ‘10.

Since 2008, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) has brought together thousands of students to develop innovative solutions to our world’s most pressing challenges. After COVID-19 made an immediate impact in communities around the world, many students in CGI U’s diverse alumni network have turned their ideas into action to combat the pandemic.

From spreading awareness and public health guidance to serving people experiencing homelessness in communities across the country, meet five CGI U alums rolling up their sleeves to address COVID-19.

Using video games to combat the spread of misinformation

Mariam Adil and a group of fellow graduate students from George Washington University joined CGI U in 2014…


CGI U is a growing network of young leaders who are developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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