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Paula Ellis on kick off of first Clinton Global Initiative focused on America

June 29, 2011, 1:28 p.m., Posted by Knight Foundation

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President Clinton kicks off the first Clinton Global Initiative focused exclusively on America.  This conference is focused on revitalizing the economy. I was invited to represent Knight and join in the working groups on service corps.  We had a preliminary work call last week and will meet over the next two days to discuss transformnig "economic dislocation into community engagement."  Other groups are focused on STEM education, Veterans, workforce development, startups, manufacturing, healthcare workforce, infrastructure and the rural economy.

President Clinton's first recognition and thank you was to the soon to be launched Kiva Detroit. And to the scaling of Kiva in U.S.cities.  And even more cool  - Anuja Jaitly - yes that Anuja Jaitly, joined three colleagues on stage with the former president.

By Paula Ellis, VP/Strategic Initiatives