May 19, 2010. Northwestern University's Global Engagement Summit (GES) won the Outstanding Community Service Event Award. The award was presented to GES co-directors Megha Agrawal and Allison Bream at the 23rd Annual Norris Center Student Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, May 18.
GES is a five-day training conference for students committed to global change. Since its conception, GES has hosted undergraduates and recent graduates from over 40 countries and 50 universities, with more than 35 global nonprofits. The GES alumni community has grown to more than 550 people.
Through workshops, direct mentorships with nonprofit leaders, and outcome opportunities, GES delegates develop projects in microfinance, community development, global health, sustainable engineering, and many other change-based ideas. Delegates come together to understand the challenges of and opportunities for their engagement; to hone the skills and mindsets that will enable them to better plan, execute, and participate in change-based projects; and to connect with like-minded peers from around the world.
To find out more about GES, visit http://theges.org/