"President Clinton mentioned Etsy and our program in Rockford, Illinois when he closed the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in Chicago last week — so proud of this program! Quote (starting at 01:19:37): “In CGI America’s first pitch sessions, participants across working groups provided a 3-minute pitch of their scalable commitment ideas, received feedback on them, and found partners to do what we do best: actually try to turn the ideas into action. One of these ideas came from a company called Etsy, an online marketplace that connects artists and artisans with online buyers. Etsy’s idea is to make their craft entrepreneurship curriculum available to a hundred individuals in a public housing system in Illinois who have existing artistic skills but lack business acumen. They’ll reach even more by making this curriculum available online.”"