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  • Posted by Mark Zuckerman and Racquel Russell on June 19, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Mark Linton is appointed Executive Director of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, which works to develop partnerships between federal agencies and localities to spark economic development in communities that have faced significant long-term economic challenges

  • Posted by Larkin Tackett on June 8, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Communities that struggle with underperforming schools, rundown housing, neighborhood violence, and poor health know that these are interconnected challenges and that they perpetuate each other. The Department of Education's place-based framework helps the federal government better support a community’s response to such challenges by coming up with solutions that tackle multiple problems, including achieving better outcomes for students and their familes.

  • Posted by Mercedes Márquez on May 15, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    HUD launches new tools to help communities make sure scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact.

  • Posted by Emmett Folgert on April 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Emmett Folgert works to provide a safe haven for youth in high-crime areas -- his work with Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) gives him the ability to touch the lives of young people most in need.

  • 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.