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  • Everlasting Struggle: The Sentiments of a Legend

    Serving others without the expectation of recognition -- that is what has carried Rogelio Lona through his 47-plus years as a farmworker. His mentor Cesar Chavez reinforced the ideal that nothing comes easy, especially lacking preparation; that, with Rogelio's hard work and zeal for organizing people around causes that will change their lives, drives him to press on.


  • A Heart for the Homeless

    In memory of her son and in fulfillment of the purpose predestined for her own life, Rev. Eve Nunez touches the lives and meets the needs of homeless Americans through her Help 4 Kidz program.


  • “All Right, Let’s Plant!” The Fourth Annual WH Kitchen Garden Planting

    The First Lady kicks off the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden planting with the help of some very special gardeners-- students from all across the country who wrote to her about the hard work they've put in to promoting healthy lifestyles in their schools and communities.


  • Dr. Jill Biden: Military Support Will Define Future Leaders

    At the 2012 4-H Youth Conference, Dr. Jill Biden applauded the support 4-H has always given military families, saying the Club has always provided "military-connected children [with] an outlet -- a chance to use their talents -- and helped them reach their full potential,” she said.


  • Let's Move! Tweetup at the White House: Easter Egg Roll

    Let's Move invites its followers on twitter and facebook and their children to apply for their chance to attend the next tweetup for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


  • Teaching Good Habits

    A physical education and health teacher at Alice B. Beal Elementary School, Cindy Coughlin has been teaching the merits of exercise and healthy eating for the past 17 years -- teaching her students lessons they can carry with them for a lifetime.


  • Soccer for Fitness and Belonging

    As the Athletic Program Director of DC Scores, Kenneth "Kenny" Owens uses "the combination of soccer, poetry, and service-learning to help increase a student’s level of physical fitness, school engagement, self-worth, and sense of belonging in his/her community."


  • Helping A Community Discover (Re-Discover) An Active Lifestyle

    Dr. Richard Kozoll, determined to reverse the effects of a less mobile population, plays to the natural beauty of the outdoors in rural New Mexico. His prescription for getting communities excited about moving outdoors: infrastructure changes.


  • Transforming Lives through Running—One Child at a Time

    Beyond her role as a middle-school English teacher, Shawanda Weems serves as a coach and mentor to third through eighth graders of the PS/MS 15 Jaguars track team in the University Heights neighborhood of the Bronx -- promoting physical health and positive self-image in her students.


  • Coaching for Success: A Winning Approach

    As the founding president of the UCLA chapter of Coaching Corps, Cameron Hajialiakbar works to train and place volunteer coaches in after-school programs serving girls and boys in low-income communities to bridge the ever-growing access gap between those that have and those that don’t have access to quality youth sports programming.


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