Campus & Community

Four students to attend Clinton Global Initiative Conference

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Harvard University students Lizzy Majzoub ’10, Lucy Claire Curran ’11, Helen Strom ’11, and Elizabeth Powers ’10 are among 1,000 student volunteers selected to attend the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) conference in Austin, Texas. The students, who are volunteers of National Student Partnerships (NSP) — an organization dedicated to combating poverty — will attend on behalf of NSP’s local Cambridge chapter.

The conference, to be held Feb. 13-15, is the second annual meeting of international student leaders dedicated to taking action on college campuses against the world’s most pressing problems. Founded in 2005 by former President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative has raised billions of dollars worldwide to improve the lives of people in more than 150 countries.

Last fall, Lekha Tummalapalli ’09 received an Outstanding Commitment Award and grant from CGI U. The grant, which helped to fund Harvard’s Housing Opportunities Program, provides 100 no-interest loans of $500-$1,000 to clients in danger of eviction from their homes.