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For Immediate Release:
March 10, 2015
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Marta Martinez-Aleman

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Commissioner Edmonson joins President Clinton at Day of Action in Liberty City


Commissioner Edmonson and President Bill Clinton
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joins President Bill Clinton and MCI Executive Director Cecilia Gutierrez at a Day of Action community service project in Liberty City.
(Photos by Michael Fullana / Miami-Dade County)

(MIAMI, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson joined former President Bill Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, former Miami Heat star Shane Battier and University of Miami President Donna Shalala on March 8 at the eighth annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) meeting and Day of Action. 

The CGI U meeting brought together more than 1,000 college students from around the world to the University of Miami from March 6-8. Many of them participated in a Day of Action community service project in Liberty City’s “impact zone” in partnership with the Miami Children’s Initiative.  More than 700 CGI U students worked on neighborhood and school improvement projects ranging from urban agriculture to painting a basketball court at the Charles R. Drew K-8 Center.

Commissioner Edmonson is an ex-officio member of the Miami Children’s Initiative and championed the program, which is modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone and is aimed at transforming Liberty City into a prosperous community by addressing the needs of children from cradle to adulthood.