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Babson Sending Eight Students to CGI U 2016 in San Francisco

Eight Babson students have been accepted to the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University (“CGI U”), held from April 1-3 at the University of California, Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area. The annual conference will bring over 1,000 student leaders from more than 35 universities who have pledged a “Call to Action” in one of CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.

The main goal of CGI U is to continue action and engagement in the participant’s communities long after the conference. The main conversations and keynotes will be focused on inspiring students to further and better their Commitments to Action. Babson College has sent students to the conference since becoming a University Network member in 2013, and the students involved have continually been recognized as changemakers on campus and beyond. Here’s a look at the students and groups who have been selected for the 2016 meeting.

Emily Levy ’16, Maria del Mar Gomez ’16, Julianne Carlin ’17

Venture: PICCPerfect

Focus: Public Health

Mission: PICCPerfect is committed to getting functional and fashionable after-market PICC line covers into the hands of those facing long-term difficult treatments.

Danielle Rubenfeld ’18

Venture: Bread Run: Helping the hungry in one community as a time

Focus: Poverty Alleviation

Mission: The Bread Run organizes teams of undergraduate students across New England to host events at their college campuses. A Bread Run is a competitive and exciting game that will raise awareness and funds for local hunger and homelessness related charities.

Yulkendy Valdez ’17, Josuel Plasencia ’17, Paulina Zarate ’17

Venture: Project 99

Focus: Peace and Human Rights

Mission: Project 99 aims to develop the next generation of inclusive and entrepreneurial leaders for the new inclusive economy. The mission is to connect and empower millennials (ages 16-30) through the development of an inclusive leadership platform.

Leinado Marte ’18

Venture: Get to Know the Other Side

Focus: Peace and Human Rights

Mission: Get to Know the Other Side commits to opening a two-way line of communication between cops and low-income, young, minority males.