In the press

Empowering underrepresented youth to share their own stories

Before I arrived at Swarthmore, I worked at the Los Angeles Times as an editorial intern. I’d always been passionate about writing, but working at the Times gave me the photography, filmmaking, and social justice education that I didn’t find at my high school.

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That summer, I learned the power of digital media in inspiring social change, as well as the power of youth voices.

Clinton Global Initiative Recognizes Swarthmore Students for Social Change Efforts

Six Swarthmore students—Rebecca Castillo ’20,  Alice Dong ’19, Ariana Hoshino '20,  Vanessa Meng '20, Li Tian '19, and Nancy Yuan '20—demonstrated their commitment to social change at the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, held at the University of Chicago last month.

Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Students Announce New Commitments

Last weekend, more than 1,000 college and university students from across the country and around the world came together at the University of Chicago for the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting, making more than 700 Commitments to Action to address this generation’s most pressing challenges. 

More Than 700 New Student Commitments to Action Announced at the 11th Annual Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton concluded CGI U at the University of Chicago that engaged more than 1,000 student leaders on issues related to including hurricane recovery, expanding civic participation, gun violence, and youth incarceration.

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