August 27th, 2017 FCSN Family Fun Fest

August 12th, 2017 Talent Show 2017

June-July, 2017 Alameda County Fair Volunteering

​​May 28, 2017 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser

May 28, 2017 College Forum

One of the most critical times in high school, and, unfortunately, one of the most stressful, is applying for colleges. The culmination of the past three years of studies, extracurriculars, and plain hard work, college applications have a large impact on your short-term future, as well as significant effects on the long term.​​

April 16th, 2017 Art For Change

April 15th, 2017Mental Health Seminar

Mental Health is a very important and prevalent topic. In a community where many students are pushing themselves to their mental, emotional, and physical limits in striving for greatness,​

January 7th, 2017 Winter Leadership Training

​​As a continuation of the 9-week summer Youth Leadership Program, Global Leadership Initiative held a Winter Leadership Forum to review public speaking skills as well as to introduce students to life as a college student, and possible career paths.

January 6th, 2017 Essay Contest

2016-2017 Open Heart Kitchen

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Living Arroyo

December 2016 Holiday Gift Drive

December 25th, 2016  SF City Impact Christmas Outreach

Christmas 23rd, 2016  Christmas Gift Wrapping

November 26th, 2016 Cookie Fundraiser

​On Saturday, November 26th, 2016, over 30 Global Leadership Initiative student volunteers gathered to bake cookies for the day. Orders had been collected, and our goal was to bake cookies from scratch and raise money for several charities and organizations. These dedicated GLI members started baking cookies at 9:00 am.

November 24th, 2016 SF City Impact

On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, over 70 volunteers from Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) attended the San Francisco City Impact Outreach. They joined hundreds of others who helped share the holiday cheer and festivities with those in need. 

Global Leadership has raised thousands of dollars to support not only children in Uganda but all over the world. The two children pictured below are underprivileged orphans living in San Francisco but given the proper financial support by GLI to receive education and nutrients. GLI has also "adopted" several poor children in China.

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The Lives We Impact

  • Raising money to support orphans and low income families all over the world.
  • Providing grants for leadership development and cultural exchange
  • Helping out in local food shelters.
  • College Forum - Educating families about the college admission process
  • Handing out meals to homeless and underprivileged people in local cities.
  • Mental Health Seminar - Teaching parents and children how to deal with stress and depression.

About Us

~~We are a student-driven organization that strives to improve the lives of local and global communities around the world.

Global Leadership Initiative was founded in 2010 by a group of high school students.


~~To inspire middle and high school students to use their knowledge, skills, creativity, and imagination to promote change in the world.

Our Mission

Since 2013, Global Leadership Initiative has held youth talent show fundraising  for 5 years. As the largest fundraising event, the talent show is a huge success with the teamwork of all GLI members. From recruiting talents and designing flyers and programs to operating stage lights, sound systems, video recording and other logistics, the event was organized entirely by students. Each year, the talent show brings together a variety of people of different backgrounds, talents, and cultures for a night of laughter and entertainment, excitement and awe, and beauty and inspiration. In addition to giving the audience high-quality entertainment, the talent show also raises thousands dollars through ticket sales. All of this money have been donated to various causes, including FCSN, Autism Speaks, Action for Children, San Francisco City Impact, Family Giving Tree, and many more. GLI has allowed for youth to use their diverse talents and skills to give back the community and benefit everyone.

Supporting Orphans Around The World

Since 2013, Global Leadership Initiative has raised $1200 per year to support three Uganda Orphanage Children James Mukisa, Miravle Nakawesa and Oliva Betty. With the sponsorship of GLI, the three children were able to be sent to foster families, and to get educated in school. Picture 1 shows GLI members Allison Dai and Hannah Cao with three orphanage children.

Global Leadership annually sponsors FCSN by donating $1000  to the institution. This year, GLI also volunteered at FCSN's Family Funfest on August 27, 2017.

Pictured are  Kevin Gao (Co-President), Shannon Yan (Co-President), Ashley Zhuang (VP of Public Relations), and Darron Dai (VP of Operations) at the event, presenting a donation to Anna Wang, founder of FCSN and three talented FCSN performers.

Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN)

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Talent Show Fundraiser