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].

Youth Organizations

Enactus -
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.

Engineers Without Borders USA -
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.

Global Campaign for Education-US -
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.

Global Health Fellows Program II -
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 -
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.

IDEAS For Us -
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 -
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 -
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 Scholars -
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 -
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.

Roosevelt Institute Campus Network -
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 -
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 -
Laurel Kruke - Regional 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.

Compass Partners -
Alexander Simon - Executive Director

DayOne Response, Inc. -
Tricia Compas-Markman - CEO and Founder

Foundation for Sustainable Development -
Mireille Mather - Executive Director

Generation Enterprise -
Gerald Kierce - Chief Marketing Officer

GlobeMed -
Caroline Nguyen - Program Director

The Grassroot Project -
Tyler Spencer - CEO and Founder

Hand in Health -
Megan Meyer - Executive Director

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots -
Shawn Sweeney - National Director

Just Save One -
Kennedy Ogoye - CEO and Founder

Kairos Society -
Joshua Wong - Global Director of Venture Development

Kiva -
Jessica Hansen - Education Development Manager, Kiva U

Moneythink -
Ted Gonder - Founding Executive Director

Pat Tillman Foundation -
Cara Campbell - Program Manager

Practice Makes Perfect -
Karim Abouelnaga - Chief Executive Officer

Seeds of Peace -
Jennifer Lishansky - External Relations Manager

She's the First -
Katie Riley - Campus Programs Assistant

Smallholders Foundation -
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu - Executive Director

Social Entrepreneur Corps -
George Glickley - Co-Founder

SOLO Eyewear -
Jenny Amaraneni - Founder

The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education -
Megan McCurley - Executive Director

ThinkImpact -
Dana Ward - Admissions and Advising Coordinator

U.S. Fund for UNICEF -
Kristi Burnham - Vice President of Community Engagement

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines -
Keaton Andreas - Student and Campus Campaigns Organizer

Un Milon de Jovenes por Mexico -
Armando Regil - Founder and President


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