TDC Team Featured at CGIU 2009
The TDC Team was invited to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU) 2009 at the University of TX Austin. Over 1000 students, representing all fifty states and sixty countries, and 100 university presidents were in attendance. Each year participants are requested to submit a commitment to action (CTAs). This year three thousand CTAs were submitted by students, non-profit organizations, and university presidents. One thousand CTAs were accepted and their authors invited to attend. Seventy CTAs were selected to be announced over the course of the conference (a day and a half). Those announced are invited on stage where their commitment is read aloud and receive a certificate recognizing their commitment.
Our CTA (in partnership with Nourish International) was announced during a special session titled “Special Session for University Presidents and National Youth Organization Leaders: Empowering Global Citizens: The Responsibility of Universities and Nonprofit Organizations in Shaping the Next Generation of Leaders.” Our CTA Title: ‘Mentoring Emerging Leaders in Economic Development’
Two TDC Team Members, Erin Kelly and Courtney Hayes, were also invited to present the Two Dollar Challenge at what is known as the Exchange – a physical location where non-profits and students are giving the opportunity to have a table to display their work.