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  • Posted by Nita Gonzales on March 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, dedicates her career to developing effective equal opportunity education for Latino and low-income youth. Nita and her school cater to "students through a foundation of cultural pride and self-esteem," which lead to success forthe students, their families and their communities.



  • Posted by Elvira Diaz on March 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Leveraging the power of sharing the stories of real women who have overcome obstacles and come out triumphant -- Elvira Diaz, with the the help of groups like PICO and ACTIONN, continues to encourage, organize and inspire women to be accountable for their lives, families and communities.



  • Posted by Nancy Cubano on March 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Nancy Cubano is a founding faculty member of the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, delighted by her ability to teach, inspire and cultivate the minds of eager students each day. Nancy knows first-hand the adversities that can discourage minority youth from successfully pursuing an education.



  • Posted by Mark Zuckerman on March 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities is a new federal-local pilot that removes federal agency silos and allows federal government officials to work side-by-side with local leaders to create jobs, improve the business climate, and address local and regional challenges



  • Posted by Erika Poethig on February 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts a Twitter town hall to launch the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship program.



  • The White House has scheduled online opportunities to ask questions of Administration officials in the days following the President's address to the nation.



  • Posted by Racquel Russell on January 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Choice Neighborhood Grants provide local leaders with flexible funds to transform high-poverty neighborhoods with distressed public housing into sustainable communities with mixed-income housing, safe streets, and economic opportunity.



  • Posted by Derek Douglas on December 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    The initiatives in a new report will streamline federal housing requirements to support more efficient delivery of affordable housing, and help state and federal agencies’ staff to better serve low-income families who rent their homes.



  • Posted by Erika Poething on December 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative Fellows will be placed in cities around the country and trained to help with local economic revitalization efforts.



  • Posted by Derek Douglas on November 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    New Orleans unveils a new plan to end homelessness in the city, developed with the help of the Obama Administration's Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.