facebook.com/CampusInitiative twitter.com/UNICEFCampus Celebrate your seniors with an induction ceremony for their graduation from Campus Initiative to Alumni Association! The Ohio University UNICEF chapter held an Alumni Induction ceremony, where each senior spoke about why they joined UNICEF, what their favorite UNICEF moment was, and what their future plans are. Then all the seniors stood together, holding hands, and recited the alumni pledge. They followed this up with a senior song challenge, where the seniors had to write and perform a UNICEF song, about Believe in Zero, to the tune of their school anthem, Carmen Ohio! They ended the evening with cake, a photo slideshow of the year, and senior gifts in the form of framed pictures and UNICEF b ottles filled with ‘life savers’. The UNICEF chapter at University of The C ampus Initiative Reporting and Reflec ting California Berkeley co-‐hosted a Run for the Horn 5K with Global Brigades. It took S urvey is due M ay 31 st. You must c omplete this in place on Sunday April 27 at 10 am. Prizes order to maintain your c lub’s ac tive status. for their run included 2 free classes at https://www.surveymonkey.c om/s/2013c ampussur their local Ironworks gym and a Costco vey pack of granola bars. Proceeds from the run will go to relief efforts for children C ampus C hallenge ends M ay 31st. Be sure to refugees of the Syrian conflict. submit all your funds as soon as possible! Put your c lub’s mailing address on your A c tion C enter page, so that we c an send you the Bac k to S c hool Kit next year! UNICEF at University of Minnesota volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, a non-‐profit organization committed to N ational C ounc il applic ations will be ac c epted until alleviating child hunger globally. They helped to hand-‐pack meals M ay 10th. If you need the applic ation, please email specially formulated for malnourished children, which are then c ampus@ unic efusa.org. shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world! S ave the D ate! The C ampus Initiative S tudent Tap Project Progress S ummit next year will be O c tober 11th-13th in N ew ß The Zeta chapter York C ity! of Phi Iota Alpha at Hofstra University held its annual UNICEF banquet and raised over $600 for Tap Project. -‐UNICEF at Columbia University raised $300 with their Tap Project campaign. -‐UNICEF at Utah State University has raised $415 for Tap Projct. The UNICEF chapter at Benedictine University held their First Annual Hunger Banquet on April 8. Their mission for this event was to spread awareness about the uneven distribution of global resources and present prospective solutions towards conquering the hunger disparities, both in developing nations and in local areas. The banquet included presentations and keynote speakers to inspire the attendees to make a difference in the community. The event was focused on the hunger crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.
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UNICEF at Vassar College held a discussion panel on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). They hosted Jessica O’Herron, the US Fund for UNICEF Global Citizenship Fellow, and Kathleen Murphy, the Executive Director of The Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse, along with moderator Maria Hantzopolous, an Assistant Professor of Education at Vassar College. The discussion focused on educating the audience about the UNCRC, why it’s important, why the US hasn’t ratified it, and why we should ratify. It was a very successful event, with thoughtful conversation, audience participation, and several different perspectives represented. UNICEF at Diablo Valley College UNICEF at Diablo Valley College (DVC) will be hosting a UNICEF Charity Dinner Gala on Thursday May 2 at 6:30 pm. For only $20, This April, the Campus Initiative National Council members had the guests will receive a 3 course meal incredible opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University as well as the chance to enjoy live in St. Louis. In order to attend the conference, students must submit an performances. innovative “Commitment to Action”. These commitments are a unique UNICEF at DVC is on a roll; they just held a successful Krispy Kreme feature of CGI U; they translate practical goals into meaningful results. donut fundraiser. They are new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address social or Congratulations to them all for being environmental challenges on campuses, in communities, or in different such hardworking and dedicated parts of the world. The National Council’s commitment is creating a supporters of UNICEF! process to better cultivate UNICEF club’s impact both locally and globally. The National Council plans to do this with strategies such as: increasing use of tools such as the Action Center and webinars, improving club participation in UNICEF National Campaigns, increasing knowledge of UNICEF field work, and teaching things like successful recruitment and fundraising just to name a few. With over a thousand collegiate students from all over the world attending the conference there was an incredible diversity of projects and students in attendance. At the conference we were able to showcase our commitment while learning about a wide range of other commitments that were nothing short of inspiring. We were able to hear from a variety of amazing speakers from political leaders like Bill and Chelsea Clinton to celebrities like Jada Pinkett Smith to local heroes like Dr. Hawa Abdi who is a UNICEF at University of Southern human rights activist and physician from Somalia. There were California recently hosted a Krispy workshops and seminars on human trafficking, on the importance of Kreme Fundraiser on April 18 where STEM education, on the world water crisis, and much more. Overall it they delivered the delicious donuts $1 was an inspiring weekend where we were able to spread the word about for one donut or $5 for a half a dozen. the amazing work that you all do for the Campus Initiative and where we In total they raised $231 and all also were able to learn from other incredible projects that are each proceeds went directly to UNICEF! striving to make the world a better place in their own unique way. UNICEF a t B aruch C ollege h osted t heir a nnual comedy club fundraiser, “Laugh to Save a Life” on April 23rd, at the famous Gotham Comedy Club! UNICEF at University of Texas Dallas hosted a Red Light Charity Ball, with special guest Chong Kim, a human trafficking survivor. University of Texas had a Human Rights Day, and their UNICEF Club made a presentation about UNICEF. University of Texas -‐ Arlington had their second annual Run for Zero 5k, but spiced it up by m aking it a glow in the dark run, and calling it Ignite Run for Zero! Griz f or U NICEF a t t he U niversity o f M ontana h eld a F lash M ob for UNICEF on Monday, April 29th, to raise awareness about ending child poverty, and about UNICEF.