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UNICEF Campus Initiative Newsletter

September 2013

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NATIONAL COUNCIL 2013-2014 In August, the new National Council met at the US Fund headquarters to gain a greater understanding of the Campus Initiative program, plan for the year, set goals, and learn how to best assist campus clubs. Whether you are trying to learn how to navigate the Action Center or need suggestions and ideas for fundraising or collaborative events, we, the National Council are here and ready to serve you! Should you ever have questions or concerns, feel free to email us at and include the name of your school and zone number in the subject of your email. Each zone will also have a Facebook group created so that we may all better communicate and share best practices. Make sure to join your zone’s group.


Inside This Issue

We are so excited for this year and very much look forward to working with all of you! Zone 1-Andea Wister, Zone 2-Sahil Aggarwal, Zone 3-Yuchen Lin, Zone 4-Ahsan Ahmad, Zone 5-Iliana Alvarenga, Zone 6-Kristin Elia Senior National Council-Soraiya Thura

BACK TO SCHOOL KITS STUDENT SUMMIT 2013 The US Fund for UNICEF 2013 Campus Summit will be held on October 11-13 in New York City. Arranged by the Campus Initiative, this stimulating summit will bring together over 200 student leaders from various UNICEF chapters nationally in an interactive environment. Students will be able to attend workshops on a variety of topics to help build their respective campus chapters, attend a Hunger Banquet, and hear from several notable speakers—including UNICEF’s CEO, Caryl Stern. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up for one of the largest Campus Initiative events of the year!

The semester is in full swing, and by now you should all have received your back-to-school kit full of resources to get you off to a great start! If you haven’t received your kit yet, please contact us at with your mailing address. It includes great UNICEF posters perfect for when you are tabling or pretty much any event! There are fliers and pamphlets updating you on current issues that you can share at meetings and events. The back-toschool kit also includes a DVD of the documentary “Not My Life” that looks at trafficking on a global scale, including a discussion guide so you can hold your own film screening. Best of all, the kit includes some awesome UNICEF swag, including t-shirts, pens, pins, wristbands and more! You don’t want to miss out!

UNICEF Campus Initiative Newsletter UNICEF IN THE FIELD

Modified from UNICEF Archive, posted nd by Melanie Sharp Sept. 22 . Social

UNICEF USA is excited to announce its new donation platform. The new platform, Crowdrise, will allow campus clubs to manage donations and fundraisers online! Crowdrise gives campus clubs the ability to start a campus page with personal features such as uploading pictures and videos. The page link can be shared externally, which provides friends, family, and supporters the opportunity to donate to the campus online. Start your page today! And, share the link with family and friends! Contact us at And don’t forget to stay active on the Action Center!

workers brought Ahmad, a young boy, to the UNICEF specialized protection centre for unaccompanied and separated children managed by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Since Za’atari opened in July 2012, more than 1,000 unaccompanied and separated children have been identified in Jordan, the majority in the camp. He came to the camp because bombs would shake his house everyday. Originally from Dara’a, Syrian Arab Republic, Ahmad left school after finishing kindergarten to work with his father. He attends youth-friendly spaces and is enrolled to go back to school this month.

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The Global Citizen Festival will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in New York City’s Central Park! There will be incredible performances by artists Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys, and John Mayer. This year’s festival focuses on celebrating our success and accelerating progress to a world without extreme poverty by 2030. The campaign is intended to secure new commitments to health, education, women’s equality and global partnerships, as these are all vital in working towards ending poverty. To find out how to get tickets to the festival and how to earn points as a global citizen, check out the website at We hope to see you there!