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Discover Insights From 2024 GYEO Summit Headline Speaker Ragina Arrington

Updated: Jun 27

Ragina Arrington will headline on Sept. 12 at the GYEO Summit.

You will not want to miss headline speaker Ragina Arrington, CEO of Clinton Global Initiative University at the Clinton Foundation, at the 2024 Global Youth Economic Opportunities (GYEO) Summit taking place Sept. 9-12 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA!

Arrington returned to the Clinton Foundation as the CEO of Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) after serving as the Senior Director of Regional Impact over the New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and National Capital Regions at the Leadership for Educational Equity. There she was responsible for managing and supporting Directors in setting vision, identifying goals, work scopes, and strategy in addition to coaching and supporting their professional development.

Prior to that, she worked with Teach For America, New York where she was the Director of Community Partnerships. With Teach For America, Arrington worked to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of community, city, and state stakeholders, all with the goal of elevating the teaching profession and creating access points for native New Yorkers, first-generation, Black, AAPI, and Latinx students. She also curated and executed engagement strategies to increase the number of highly diverse, talented, and committed applicants to Teach For America, New York. When not supporting her region, she lent DEI expertise to the national organization as a DEI Facilitator for incoming first-year educators, building a scaffolded learning opportunity where teachers centered their personal identity development as the vehicle for understanding racism as a function of systemic oppression.

In her passion work, she served as the Director of Partnerships and Co+Investment Strategies with Unboxed Philanthropy Advisors, where she supported individuals, foundations, and nonprofits in realizing their personal philanthropic dreams with a strong focus on social justice. This included building out and reinforcing strategic growth plans, conducting market and landscape analysis, and curating critical relationships. In her previous tenure with the Foundation, Arrington operated as the Senior Outreach Manager of CGI U and was heavily focused on improving and sustaining its diversity outreach and student selection. She also created and grew the Clinton Global Initiative’s University Network which provided skilled mentorship and fiscal support of over 3 million dollars to student projects from around the globe.

This year's Summit companion theme, Youth Driving the Green Economy, examines emerging programming and evidence around climate change, the just transition, circular economy/waste management, green entrepreneurship and green jobs, green skilling, climate finance, water security, ecosystem collaboration and intergenerational advocacy. Register for Summit today!


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