Clinton Foundation CEO Kevin Thurm provides updates on the work of the Foundation’s programs.
Highlights from the week of August 13, 2018:
- 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar (PLS) John Coleman published his final part of a six-part series for Forbes discussing what he learned from each of the modules the Scholars went through as a part of the PLS program. Last week, he recounted this year’s PLS graduation ceremony, which took place at the Clinton Presidential Center. To read the article, please see below. You can also see a Twitter thread from Coleman linking to the entire series here.
- The Clinton Presidential Center (CPC) hosted two free showings of “RBG,” the new documentary that explores U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. This year marks 25 years since President Clinton nominated Ginsburg as the second woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and August 10 was the anniversary of her taking the oath of office. See the CPC’s Instagram post marking Justice Ginsburg’s 25th anniversary on the Supreme Court below:
- The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI)’s Women in Renewable Energy (WIRE) Network held a virtual meeting to kick off the program’s third cohort of mentees. The 11 new mentees — hailing from 11 different countries in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions — were introduced to their mentors, discussed their personal and professional goals and were introduced to the basic structure of the program. They will have a chance to meet in person at this year’s annual WIRE convening at the CAREC Renewable Energy & Smart Grid Conference in Miami next month.
- As part of Too Small to Fail (TSTF)’s work in Hollywood, “GLOW” on Netflix is featuring an integration that models language-rich parent-child interactions and reinforces the importance of talking with infants and toddlers. The segment appears in Season 2, Episode 4 of the hit Netflix comedy series, and is the result of ongoing outreach and communication by Too Small to Fail’s team with “GLOW” executive producer Jenji Kohen, who previously worked with TSTF to integrate messaging into “Orange is the New Black.”
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