The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) brings together leaders from across the globe to address and solve our world’s most pressing challenges. Last month, at a “CGI America” event in Chicago, Citizen Schools announced our commitment to mobilizing 15,000 volunteers, including 5,000 science and technology professionals, to transform public education in America by teaching our signature program element, apprenticeships. Who will make up these 15,000 volunteers? We were hoping you’d ask.
Bank of America and Fidelity Investments collectively provided hundreds of employee volunteers in the last year as part of their deep partnerships with Citizen Schools, and both companies are committed to increasing their support in the years ahead. But they – and we – can’t do it alone. It will take the excitement and investment of many more corporate partners to make our goal a reality, and to ensure that America is once again an engine of opportunity for students nationwide.
To learn more about getting your company involved in this important initiative, contact Kristin Hansen.
Here’s why Bank of America has signed up: “As a major employer and leading financial institution, Bank of America has a vested interest in making sure the next generation is ready to take on a leadership role in our communities – whether in the corporate world, nonprofit, government sector or other areas,” said Kerry Sullivan, president, Bank of America Charitable Foundation. “We are proud to support Citizen Schools as they provide at risk youth with opportunities through hands-on apprenticeships; that in turn provide a strong foundation for self-sufficiency and future success.”
To learn more about volunteering with Citizen Schools, click here.
Read our full press release on our CGI America announcement here.