Fresno State students participate in Clinton Global Initiative

Fresno State students took part in the Clinton Global Initiative University during the first weekend of March at the University of Miami.

The event brought together students, university representatives, topic experts and celebrities to develop solutions to global challenges.

Fresno State students Alexis Jackson, Cindy Arredondo and Manuel Marin each developed a Commitment to Action — a set of measurable initiatives aimed at addressing a social challenge.

Jackson, a double major in plant and animal science, developed the New Opportunities for the Future commitment. Working with Shinzen Friendship Garden in Fresno, Jackson’s commitment initiates experiential educational workshops through outreach to local schools, art organizations and cultural coalitions.

Arredondo’s commitment, the Fresno State Free Legal Clinic, will provide students with legal resources, including educational seminars about specific areas of the law.

Marin, a business administration major, developed the Fresno State Gleaning Network, which organizes student volunteers to pick fruit left behind in the commercial and non-commercial harvesting of farms. This fruit is delivered to food distribution agencies such as the Community Food Bank to be redistributed to people in need.