Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
President Obama at SEED School Kennedy Service Act signing.

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July 16, 2014 at 4:37 PM

As part of the Obama administration’s commitment to create lasting change in Indian Country, we are pleased to announce $3 million in AmeriCorps grants to support Native American communities.

June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Today, at a White House roundtable on impact investing, senior Administration officials met with more than 20 private-sector investors answering the President’s call to action by announcing their new commitments to make more than $1.5 billion in investments that intentionally generate sound financial return as well as measurable social or environmental impact.

May 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM

The President launched Power Africa almost one year ago to double access to power in Sub-Saharan Africa. Exploring opportunities to unlock further investment in and growth of small-scale energy systems at the household and village level, the Administration recently hosted two events to engage nearly 60 impact investors and venture philanthropists interested in small-scale energy investment in Africa.

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The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation is focused on developing policies and programs to accelerate economic recovery and create stronger communities. We do this by harnessing human capital and facilitating financial capital.