CGI U 2014 Youth Organizations
CGI U defines youth organizations as nonprofit, for-profit, or government organizations that work with or were founded by young people. Youth organizations are invited to participate in CGI U in order to provide support to student commitment-makers and expand their college and university networks. Below you will find a list of CGI U 2014 youth organization representatives. Many representatives have also provided more information on what their organizations are offering CGI U commitment-makers, and what types of students they are interested in working with. To contact a youth organization representative, visit the CGI U mobile app attendee list, search the CGI U 2014 Facebook group, or email [email protected].
Enactus - www.enactusunitedstates.org
Jordon Blackford - Regional Program Manager
Enactus United States is
seeking talented, hard-working, value-driven student leaders that have a desire
to give back to their communities, a will to succeed, and a competitive spirit.
Enactus offers students real-world experience, career placement opportunities,
networking with academic and business leaders, and the chance to change lives
through entrepreneurial action.
Without Borders USA - www.ewb-usa.org
Ashley Templeton Rivas - Chapter Relations Manager
Engineers Without Borders USA is seeking students that support community-driven development through partnerships on small-scale infrastructure projects. The organization is offering technical resources and best practices for implementing community-driven small-scale infrastructure projects, as well as specific training at EWB-USA events. EWB-USA also provides exposure to a large network of individuals also interested in community-driven development.
Campaign for Education-US - www.campaignforeducationusa.org
Brian Callahan - Advocacy and Outreach Manager
The Global Campaign for Education-US (GCE-US) is seeking students interested in ensuring that all young people have access to quality education. GCE-US is offering skill-building and networking opportunities with education organizations for students (18-25) to become local and national advocates for Education for All. GCE-US covers all costs for these trainings, held in April and November, including transportation to Washington, D.C., housing, and meals. GCE-US also provides resources for campus events, such as free documentary screenings, and discussions on education issues globally.
The Global Citizens' Initiative - www.gcitizen.org
Ron Israel - Co-Founder and Executive Director
The Global Citizens' Initiative (TGCI) is seeking students interested in working on particular issues in countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, including: reducing the prevalence of corruption and mismanagement in the delivery of health care services; helping redevelop damaged primary schools in post conflict countries; and helping schools, hospitals, and other community institutions gain greater access to resources available through broadband Internet. TGCI is offering students linkages to local NGOs and community institutions, as well as assistance and mentoring in the design and implementation of CGI U commitments.
Health Fellows Program II - www.ghfp.net
Bob Leone - Lead, Outreach and Communications
Global Health Fellows II is seeking students who are considering a career in global health, and who have interest in working with colleagues from differing cultures or in resource-constrained settings. GHFP-II offers several tools for students and others interested in global health, including complimentary webinars throughout the year, one-on-one informational interviews, resume consultations from an employer's perspective and materials such as a resume tip sheet, and a list of global health and development employment websites.
Happy Hearts Fund - www.happyheartsfund.org
Olga Ruggiero - Director of Operations
The Happy Hearts Fund is seeking students interested in helping children affected by natural disasters, as well as students interested in improving education in countries that have been affected by natural disaster. The Happy Hearts Fund is offering networking opportunities with the young professional division of the Happy Hearts Fund (the Helping Hearts Council), and one-on-one mentoring with organizational staff. They are also offering the opportunity to join a field trip to Haiti, Mexico, and Peru in 2014.
For Us - www.ideasforus.org
Chris Castro - Co-Founder
IDEAS For Us is looking for students with innovative ideas trying to solve social and environmental problems. Students with interdisciplinary interests, students interested in organizing a group to advance climate action goals at their university, and students focused on social entrepreneurship and sustainable enterprises are encouraged to seek out IDEAS. IDEAS For Us focuses on various topics, including sustainability, environmental issues, climate change, clean energy, urban agriculture, bike share programs, and alternative food and waste methods. IDEAS can offer students a model for sustainability in K-12 schools and universities, social and environmental entrepreneurship development (SEED), and Think+Do Tank models for campus-community collaboration. They can also assist students in finding ways to be resourceful and develop their entrepreneurial ideas into influential solutions.
Kansas City Free Eye Clinic - www.kcfreeeyeclinic.org
Birju Solanki - Executive Director
The Kansas City Eye Clinic is seeking students with commitments focused on public health initiatives, and those with social enterprise solutions tackling poverty domestically or abroad. They are offering legal, financial, and partnership assistance to students engaged in healthcare-focused startups, nonprofits, projects, and commitments. The Kansas City Eye Clinic can also offer pointers from staff specializing in volunteer management and communication with service beneficiaries.
Lend for America - www.lendforamerica.org
Charity Yoro - Program Associate
Lend for America is seeking U.S.-based students launching projects to help low-income individuals access financial services such as microloans, bank accounts, financial education, and tax preparation. Lend for America can offer a platform of online resources and trainings to serve a national network of students leading campus-based microfinance institutions.
National Society of High School
Beth Pann - Vice President
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) is seeking students who wish to build on their academic success and enhance their skills, as well as those with a desire to have a positive impact on the global community. NSHSS can offer peer-to-peer connections with like-minded scholars, networking opportunities within the NSHSS network of students and partners, and mentoring support with organizational staff.
Oxfam America - www.oxfamamerica.org
Nessa Stoltzfus Barge - Youth Engagement Manager
Oxfam America is looking for
students interested in working as CHANGE
Leaders or Oxfam
America Club Leaders. The
organization can offer practices for starting or sustaining campus
groups and creating strategic action plans. Oxfam can provide opportunities for
students to engage with the organization outside of CGI U.
Institute Campus Network - www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org
Joelle Gamble - National Field Strategist
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network is seeking students who are interested in locally-focused social change, primarily via public policy. The policy solutions can be of domestic or international scope. The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network can offer students policy development and stakeholder engagement training, opportunities to publish, and access to a national community of policy change advocates.
Student Peace Alliance - www.studentpeacealliance.org
Marie Mainil - Senior Development Advisor
The Student Peace Alliance is seeking students interested in campus organizing, peace-building, violence reduction, restorative justice, policy, social entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, and jobs in peace-building and social enterprise. The organization is offering training, mentoring, and coaching in each of these areas. They also offer access to local, national, and international networks in these fields.
U.S. Green Building Council - www.usgbc.org
Hannah Debelius - Program Manager, USGBC Students
USGBC is seeking students interested in green building and sustainable solutions to environmental and health challenges in the built environment and beyond. USGBC Students recruits, connects, and equips the next generation of green building leaders by empowering them to transform their campuses, communities, and careers. Representing college and university-based groups of students, USGBC Students provides a way for hundreds of young leaders to come together and participate in hands-on green building experiences on their own campuses through service initiatives. USGBC helps students integrate sustainability themes into their coursework and advocate for sustainable university practices and policies.
CARE USA - www.care.org
Margie Lauter - Program Officer, Citizen Advocacy and Global Policy Initiatives
Partners - www.compasspartners.org
Alexander Simon - Executive Director
DayOne Response, Inc. - www.dayoneresponse.com
Tricia Compas-Markman - CEO and Founder
Foundation for Sustainable
Development - www.fsdinternational.org
Mireille Mather - Executive Director
Generation Enterprise - www.generationenterprise.org
Gerald Kierce - Chief Marketing Officer
Caroline Nguyen - Program Director
Grassroot Project - www.grassrootproject.org
Tyler Spencer - CEO and Founder
in Health - www.handinhealth.org
Megan Meyer - Executive Director
Goodall's Roots & Shoots - www.rootsandshoots.org
Shawn Sweeney - National Director
Save One - www.justsaveone.org
Kennedy Ogoye - CEO and Founder
Kairos Society - www.kairossociety.org
Alex Fiance - Chief Executive Officer
Kiva - www.kiva.org
Jessica Hansen - Education Development Manager, Kiva U
Ted Gonder - Founding Executive Director
Practice Makes Perfect - www.practicemakesperfect.org
Karim Abouelnaga - Chief Executive Officer
She's the First - www.shesthefirst.org
Katie Riley - Campus Programs Assistant
Smallholders Foundation - www.smallholdersfoundation.org
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu - Executive Director
Entrepreneur Corps - www.socialentrepreneurcorps.com
George Glickley - Co-Founder
Eyewear - www.soloeyewear.com
Jenny Amaraneni - Founder
The Student Coalition for Action
in Literacy Education - www.readwriteact.org
Megan McCurley - Executive Director
ThinkImpact - www.thinkimpact.com
Dana Ward - Admissions and Advising Coordinator
U.S. Fund for UNICEF - www.unicefusa.org
Kristi Burnham - Vice President of Community Engagement
Allied for Essential Medicines - www.uaem.org
Bryan Collinsworth - Executive Director
Milon de Jovenes por Mexico - www.unmillondejovenespormexico.mx
Armando Regil - Founder and President