Posted by Derek Douglas on July 5, 2011 at 12:37 PM
Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs in the White House Domestic Policy Council, describes new capacity-building grants that will help neighborhoods develop and execute on their visions for growth and ensure that investments in the community are made strategically to maximize impact.
Posted by Melody Barnes on June 24, 2011 at 2:12 PM
Melody Barnes, along with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Senator Ben Cardin, and local city partners announce a new federal partnership to reconnect urban communities with their waterways by improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating with community-led revitalization efforts.
Posted by Shaun Donovan, Lisa Jackson, and Ray LaHood on June 16, 2011 at 7:37 PM
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a collaboration between the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency works to revitalize neighborhoods with convenient, affordable transit and clean energy.
In response to the President's call for the United States to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world, the White House is convening a summit to harness the best practices, creativity, and innovation of urban entrepreneurs from across the country.
Posted by Arun Chaudhary on May 20, 2011 at 12:00 AM
This week the President visited flood survivors in Memphis,TN before speaking at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation, celebrated the Situation Room's 50th birthday, and gave a speech on the change sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.
Posted by Jared Bernstein on April 29, 2011 at 2:04 PM
Eight survivors of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike visited the White House recently, bringing their memories of that struggle and of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jared Bernstein writes about their visit.