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  • Posted by Howard W. Buffett on June 17, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Howard W. Buffett, Policy Advisor in the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation provides an update on the first regional Energy Innovation Conference hosted yesterday in Omaha, Nebraska.



  • Peter Orszag, Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as part of United We Serve: Let's Read, Let's Move joined a group of students today in upper Manhattan who are leading the charge against childhood obesity. They are the Mighty Milers of PS 128 and they have collectively run over 42,000 miles this year!



  • The Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation and the Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships co-sponsored an event to Advance Interfaith and Community Service on College and University Campuses.



  • Posted by Sonal Shah on June 8, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    The First Lady of the United States and Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, launched the summer phase of the President and First Lady's call to service, United We Serve: Let's Read, Let's Move.



  • Posted by John Berry on June 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    John Berry, Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management announces the launch of the 2010 Feds Feed Families with an event at the Capital Area Food Bank. Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to meet this challenge by gathering 1,200,000 pounds of food for families in need this summer.



  • Posted by Sonal Shah on June 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, moderated a discussion at the Community Health Data Forum about the use and continued creation of tools which could provide the public with access to community health data and empower community decision-making.



  • Posted by Patrick Corvington on May 26, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses a new Social Innovation Fund that has the potential to transform how our nation tackles social challenges. Watch a live stream on Thursday, May 27th at 11:45 AM EDT with First Lady Michelle Obama for an exciting announcement about the fund's progress.



  • Posted by Howard W. Buffett on May 10, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Howard W. Buffett, Policy Advisor in the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation summarizes the outcomes from the Energy Innovation Conference hosted last week at the White House.



  • Over on the Office of Science and Technology Policy's blog, Hillary Chen discusses progress on Text4Baby, a service provided through a public-private partnership with cell phone companies.



  • Posted by Sonal Shah on May 5, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, visits some organizations making an impact on at-risk youth in Memphis.