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  • 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.



  • 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.