The DC Center for Global Education and Leadership mobilizes the unique resources of the nation’s capital to help prepare a new generation of DC youth for life and careers in our culturally diverse, globally interconnected 21st century world.
In 2009, during his visit to China, President Obama announced the "100,000 Strong" Initiative, an ambitious national effort to increase the number and diversity of Americans studying in China. In May 2010 Secretary of State Clinton signed a formal people-to-people agreement in China to officially launch the Initiative. And in January 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama delivered an inspiring call to action at Howard University. Learn more about the "100,000 Strong" Initiative, and about CGEL's involvement in bringing "100,000 Strong" to DC public school students and educators.
The 3-day observance, with the theme "One City . . . One World," includes CGEL's Global DC Initiative Launch on September 9th.
Learn more about the December benefit concert - and check out will.i.am speaking about the value of study abroad for urban youth.
Watch the WUSA9 story about Lyric Carter’s amazing day.