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Posted byon July 21, 2011 at 7:35 PM EDT
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 6:04 PM EDT
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 6:27 PM EDT
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 9:06 PM EDT
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 12:07 PM EDT
Champion of Change Nancy Newton talks about her experience visiting the White House and the successes of her efforts in her community.
Posted byon June 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM EDT
Sargent Michael MacLeod writes about the efforts of Operation Homelink, a non-profit that provides computers and web cams to the families of deployed soldiers, to provide computer equipment to soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg who were affected by the devasting tornados that hit the region.
Posted byon May 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM EDT
Max Finberg, Director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, describes the Department's "Food and Justice Passover Seder."
Posted byon May 5, 2011 at 2:14 PM EDT
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) held a meeting focusing on the important role of partnerships in combating and preventing homelessness.
Posted byon April 5, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
On April 5, 2010, 29 miners died in an explosion at the Upper Big Branch Coal Mine in Montcoal, WV. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis discusses the efforts undertaken by the federal government to improve mine safety.
Posted byon February 4, 2011 at 3:19 PM EDT
VA hosted a Homeless Veterans Stand Down event that provided employment services, benefits claims, counseling, pastoral care, clothing, haircuts and health screenings. Stand Down events are part of the VA’s emphasis to end Veteran homelessness in five years.