A Playground and a Picnic with Congressional Families

Watch the President's full remarks here.

This evening the President and First Lady welcomed members of Congress and their families to the White House for the annual White House Congressional picnic.

Earlier in the day, First Lady Michelle Obama joined congressional families and AmeriCorps volunteers to help build a playground during the Congressional Family Service Project in partnership with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that promotes activity for communities across the country. As the First Lady said before getting started, the playground they helped build at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. was KaBOOM!’s 2,000th all-volunteer done-in-a-day playground. Find service opportunities near you at Serve.gov.

First Lady Michelle Obama and a Young Volunteer at the KaBOOM! and Congressional Family Service Project

First Lady Michelle Obama and a young volunteer mix cement as they help build a playground during the KaBOOM! and Congressional Family Service Project at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Volunteers to Help Build a Playground

First Lady Michelle Obama tightens a bolt on a climbing wall as she joins volunteers to help build a playground during the KaBOOM! and Congressional Family Service Project at Imagine Southeast Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., June 15, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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