CGI U 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis

Creating a Brighter Future for the Children of St. Louis

Mark Rowland, Arts & Sciences; Jeremy Sherman, BSBA; Logan Sorrentino, Arts & Sciences

Mark Rowland is a sophomore majoring in mathematics in Arts & Sciences. Jeremy Sherman is a sophomore majoring in economics and strategy at Olin Business School and political science in Arts & Sciences. Lorgan Sorrentino is a junior majoring in mathematics in Arts & Sciences.

This group’s CGIU commitment to action is to create a partnership with the St. Louis Charter School to increase the school’s volunteer base by 20 percent, specifically in the field of male student mentorship, and to increase educational resources, including textbooks and other school supplies, by 10 percent over the next three years.

Additionally, the group seeks to keep this increase in resources consistent after the designated five-year period.

“Our group’s commitment to the St. Louis Charter School would develop a lasting relationship between the university and the school that we believe will create a project that is greater than the sum of its parts,” Sherman says. “The St. Louis Charter School is a local institution, and therefore we will have the ability to quickly adapt to its changing needs, as well as easily measure the success of our program. This kind of long-lasting relationship coupled with a local dedication to service in both the philanthropic and community service realms are both new and promising avenues for this group.”