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Posted byon January 13, 2012 at 8:36 PM EDT
Shanta Barton-Stubbs describes the importance of service in every young person's education.
Posted byon January 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT
Choice Neighborhood Grants provide local leaders with flexible funds to transform high-poverty neighborhoods with distressed public housing into sustainable communities with mixed-income housing, safe streets, and economic opportunity.
Posted byon January 9, 2012 at 2:41 PM EDT
Grace Li is a junior at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearson, Texas. She is a writer as well as the founder of We Care Act, which helps school children recover from disasters and engages youth around the world to help others in need.
Posted byon December 20, 2011 at 8:07 PM EDT
Esther Ngumbi, a member of the ONE Campaign, shares her experience at the White House during a Community Leaders Briefing.
Posted byon December 19, 2011 at 6:15 PM EDT
David Treadwell, executive director of Washington’s historic Central Union Mission, discusses responding to the changing needs in our community has given us the opportunity to get increasing numbers of people back on their feet with employment, housing and reconciled relationships.
Posted byon December 16, 2011 at 2:20 PM EDT
Lynn Brantley, President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, relates the inspiration and hope that comes from seeing those who are struggling enjoy a warm meal or receive much needed help.
Posted byon December 12, 2011 at 12:08 PM EDT
At 11 years old, Jessica Markowitz founded Richard's Rwanda-IMPUHWE, a nonprofit organization that helps girls in Rwanda receive the education they deserve.
Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT
USDA is working closely with President Obama and Vice President Biden Campaign to Cut Waste to work on behalf of American taxpayers to protect the federal investment in SNAP and make sure the program is targeted towards those families who need it the most.
Posted byon November 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT
New Orleans unveils a new plan to end homelessness in the city, developed with the help of the Obama Administration's Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.
Posted byon November 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM EDT
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new report based on new data from the Census Bureau which found that provisions passed as part of the Recovery Act directly lifted nearly 7 million Americans out of poverty in 2010 and reduced poverty for 32 million more.