CGIU 2013!

Last week, I got the amazing opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) event hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. CGIU is an organization started by President Clinton to fund university students to promote change around the world and to pursue global issues they are passionate about. Chelsea Clinton, Chancellor Wrighton, and President Clinton gave inspiring speeches about being the change you want to see in the world, but I especially loved the interview in the end where four panelists (Kenneth Cole, Zainab Salbi, Jack Dorsey, William Kamkwamba) shared the variety of ways they give back to their communities.

All in all, it was very inspirational and made everyone want to get involved in making the world a better place. However, small steps lead to big changes, and it definitely moved me to get more involved with community service through one of the many community service organizations that Wash U has that make a positive impact on the larger St. Louis community.