In the closing session of CGI America 2014 this past June, President Bill Clinton announced the first crowdsourcing challenge for the Clinton Global Initiative. In the announcement, President Clinton shared that participants in the meeting had made 100 new Commitments to Action.
These new 100 join more than 300 commitments made in previous years, having already affected the lives of approximately 1.4 million people. When fully funded and implemented, these new commitments will create or fill 40,000 jobs or more, provide an estimated $3.6 million in new capital for green initiatives, and mobilize more than $215 million of new capital to be invested or loaned.
CGI America commitments are new, specific, and measurable plans to address economic recovery and growth in the U.S. CGI has developed an infographic capturing the scope of scale, value, approach, and partnership types that these commitments employ and detailing five ways that commitments turn ideas into action. Click here to download and view the infographic.
America Saves’ commitment to action seeks to encourage first time workers to save by introducing them to direct deposit and automatic saving during their employee orientation. In 2014, the First Time Workers Program is being implemented by summer job programs held in 12 cities across the country. Over 14,000 young, first time workers will be shown a short video focused on the benefits of saving, have the ability to set up direct deposit, and make a commitment to save by joining Young America Saves. Plans for 2015 include expanding to 30 cities reaching 50,000 summer job participants as well as adopting the program to reach the larger and broader corporate young worker market.
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