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

Latest Blog Posts

December 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Today marked the launch of the new web portal, a new public resource that fosters collaboration and the continual improvement of disaster-related open data, free tools, and new ways to empower first responders, survivors, and government officials with the information needed in the wake of a disaster. The Administration is also unveiling the first in a series of Innovator Challenges that highlight pressing needs from the disaster preparedness community.

December 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

With this exciting new initiative from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), AmeriCorps members will expand their efforts to support tribes and localities in growing opportunity for all.

December 4, 2014 at 4:36 PM

In 2012, President Obama prioritized Pay for Success (PFS) as one of the key strategies in his second-term social innovation agenda. PFS is a rapidly expanding approach to funding social services that is making great progress around the country.


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.