DAY ONE: Clinton Global Initiative 2011

September 19, 2011
“Tall ships sail in deep waters”… This is how Joe Cahn, one of our beloved board members, once described the voyage of Step Up on Second — steadfast in its course, and always increasing its capacity to bring the Help, Hope, and a Home that leads to recovery for individuals,…

“Tall ships sail in deep waters”…
This is how Joe Cahn, one of our beloved board members, once described the voyage of Step Up on Second — steadfast in its course, and always increasing its capacity to bring the Help, Hope, and a Home that leads to recovery for individuals, families, and communities affected by mental illness in Santa Monica, Hollywood, and beyond. And the course has brought us here, to the 7th Annual Clinton Global Initiative.

The roots of CGI are three fold:
1. Solving social problems take a partnership between government and a civil society;
2. Every single person in the world is has a role in solving some of the world’s problems;
3. The only thing that really matters is positive action toward new, specific, and measurable goals.

We are here amidst a sea of black and navy blue suits. Represented here is not only the U.S., but hundreds of countries, villages, companies, inventors, and NGO’s. As a rushing current for global change, those here are purposely and strategically taking action to effectively address health, poverty, climate change, and education urgent needs.

We are inspired by the rising tide of social justice and change, washing away apathy and ambivalence. Tomorrow morning we hear solutions, innovation, and sustainable actions from heads of state that are here in New York for the General Assembly of the United Nation.

We look forward to the week ahead as we embark into still deeper waters…

Related Posts

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARCELLUS

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MARCELLUS

“After I found Step Up I started focusing on my education. I met Emma and Christina at Step Up, the way they helped me was so generous and sweet…”

read more
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHERYL & BILLY RAY

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHERYL & BILLY RAY

New Step Up members Cheryl and Billy Ray say that they’ve found peace and a second chance to pursue their goals after moving into their unit at the All-Star Lodge in San Bernardino

read more
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JESSE

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JESSE

“I’m in debt to the program, beyond all belief. None of this would be possible without them. College, anything, my children. I owe them everything.” Jesse was photographed in Hollywood near his apartment where he lives with his wife and two children.

read more

Donate Today

You have the power to make a difference.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.

$25

Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

Pin It on Pinterest