After nearly 28 years of supporting economic development by empowering youth leaders from under-served areas throughout Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program has officially ended.
In March, 42 students from the SEED Program were selected to attend the prestigious Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in Miami Florida. CGI U is an annual gathering where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
The Scholarships for Education and Economic Development program teaches students how to improve their communities when they return to their homelands. SEED students presented their projects at SUNY Broome's leadership conference.
Four CASS/SEED alumni are busy campaigning for political offices in El Salvador. Alumni, Jesus Medina, Fernando Ochoa and Carlos Alvarez are seeking election and reelection as Mayors, while Livis Lopez seeks a Senate seat in the upcoming legislative and municipal elections.