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Joining Forces Community Challenge and Educational Excellence for Hispanics
October 07, 2011
06:39 PM EDT
From the President’s press conference on the American Jobs Act to a discussion on Latino education with singer-songwriter Shakira, the White House was full of activity this week.
Thursday, the White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics hosted its second commission meeting at the White House. Shakira joined the meeting as a newly appointed commissioner. She has worked on a number of efforts to expand and improve comprehensive early childhood care and education around the world. Also, President Obama held a press conference to talk about the American Jobs Act and the upcoming Senate vote on his plan to put people back to work and put more money in the pockets of working Americans. The President took questions from reporters. Check out these events as well as the President’s congratulations to Texas A&M University’s women’s basketball team, information about the American Jobs Act, and ways to get involved.
For more information about the American Jobs Act conference calls and other ways to get involved email Public@who.eop.gov. You can also follow Jon Carson, Director of the Office of Public Engagement, on twitter: JonCarson44.
The First Lady and Dr. Biden are excited to announce that the submission deadline for the Joining Forces Community Challenge has been extended to October 31, 2011. Please sign up today for the challenge at JoiningForces.Challenge.gov, and tell the White House about the ways you’re helping and honoring our brave military families – or nominate someone in your community who is doing great work.
Next week the White House will welcome President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea for a State Visit and, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Memorial Dedication, host a reception honoring the King family and civil rights leaders. The week will also feature a Native American Tribal Leaders Roundtable and the White House Garden Tour, an annual tradition since 1972. In addition, the Office of Public Engagement is excited to present a Champions of Change event focusing on Legal Innovators, a Community Leaders Briefing for Catholic Charities, and much more!
For more information, visit the White House Office of Public Engagement website and blog and sign up for additional opportunities.
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