(Updated 11 am, Thurs., Oct 9 with links to national coverage.) When St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay meets with mayors and police chiefs from around the country this week in Little Rock, Ark., he’ll be talking about the lessons learned from the turmoil in Ferguson.
After a weekend full of exchanging ideas on how to make the world a better place, the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI-U) closed today with a day of service at Gateway STEM High School in St. Louis City.
President Bill Clinton told volunteers and students that the country must focus on STEM education, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
With that in mind, Gateway STEM High School Principal, Beth Bender, said volunteers who spent the day fixing up the school will make an immediate difference.
President Bill Clinton, his daughter Chelsea, comedian Stephen Colbert and an “A-list” of leaders and thinkers are on the campus of Washington University this weekend for the sixth annual Clinton Global Initiative University.
The three-day event aims to bring students ideas and innovations to bear on a range of global problems from public health, to human rights to the environment.
In 2005, President Bill Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The goal of the ongoing project is to “create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges.”