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Posted byon August 12, 2011 at 8:41 AM EST
Courtney O’Donnell, Communications Director to Dr. Jill Biden, reflects on their visit to a refugee camp in Kenya that was originally built for 90,000 people, but now has more than 420,000 Somalis who have traveled there seeking food, water and medical attention.
Posted byon August 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM EST
Dr. Jill Biden and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah visit the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya to underscore the commitment of the U.S. Government to respond to the immediate crisis of famine. The United Nations estimates that over 12.4 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, including food, water and medical care, across the drought-stricken eastern Horn of Africa.
Posted byon July 27, 2011 at 11:58 AM EST
The White House Domestic Policy Council (DPC) announces new programs that will better serve low-income families who rent from programs administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Posted byon July 26, 2011 at 11:02 AM EST
Ramon Gonzalez, founding principal of MS 223-The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, uses statistics to show how arts-powered schools help eliminate the reading achievement gap for low income students.
Posted byon July 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM EST
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s programs are at work in southern Texas, addressing gaps in housing and infrastructure.
Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 6:35 PM EST
Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Development and Democracy for the National Security Staff, is taking your questions on topics ranging from the GAVI vaccines pledge to the latest issues on foreign aid, global health and international development.
Posted byon June 15, 2011 at 5:04 PM EST
Ivye L. Allen, President/CEO of the Foundation for the Mid South, stresses the need to invest in people and strategies that promote racial, social, and economic equity in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Posted byon June 14, 2011 at 5:27 PM EST
Dorothy Stoneman, President and CEO of YouthBuild USA, Inc., recounts the expansion of a program dedicated to involving low-income young people in producing affordable housing over the past three and a half decades.
Posted byon June 6, 2011 at 8:06 PM EST
Secretary Shaun Donovan talks about one of the top priorities for himself and President Obama: Ending homelessness among veterans.
Posted byon June 4, 2011 at 11:07 AM EST
Champion of Change Nancy Newton talks about her experience visiting the White House and the successes of her efforts in her community.