Adelphi University is excited to announce its unique partnership with the Global Poverty Project and its sponsorship of the Global Citizen Festival planned for Saturday, September 28, on the historic Great Lawn of New York’s Central Park featuring Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer. The Global Citizen Festival is a celebration of the achievements made toward ending extreme poverty and providing world leaders with a clear and compelling mandate to accelerate progress on key global issues.
The University, a leader in educating its students on global social justice issues, is now reaching beyond its student body to the youth of the region by offering an opportunity for teens between the ages of 13 to 17 to receive a pair of backstage VIP passes to the festival.
A commitment to social justice and global issues is core to Adelphi University’s DNA. From its inception, the University has been at the forefront of global change pursuing the mission of its founder, Charles Levermore, Ph.D., who was an internationalist with ties to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. Now, students from 44 countries, all with different economic, political and social thinking, engage on our campus to learn from our faculty and one another. Adelphi is recognized as a United Nations nongovernmental organization (NGO) and has been named to President Barack Obama’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Students are encouraged to become citizens of the world through study abroad, International Studies degrees offered through the Peace Corps and the Ambassador Series Lecture events featuring speakers on issues of global impact.
One individual and his or her guest will be selected to receive round-trip ground transportation from within the New York tristate area to the Global Citizen Festival and will be accompanied by an Adelphi University chaperone. They will have access to the Ultimate Global (VIP1) Section, entry into the Official Global Citizen Festival Preshow VIP Party, receive exclusive merchandise and more. Current Adelphi students also have the opportunity to win passes to the big show.To enter the drawing for a chance to win two backstage VIP passes, eligible entrants between the ages of 13 to 17 should visit globalcitizen.org/adelphi. Age is subject to verification by Adelphi University.
To learn more about the Global Citizen Festival please visit festival.globalcitizen.org.
Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—AU Arts and Humanities, AU STEM and Social Sciences, AU Professions, and AU Health and Wellness.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi was one of the first coeducational institutions of higher education in New York State and is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 7,500 students from 38 states and 46 countries at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs around the state (New York City, the Hudson Valley and across Long Island) and online.
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society, making their mark on the University and the world beyond.
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