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What You Need to Know About President Obama's Plan to Provide High-Quality Early Education for All ChildrenPosted byon February 14, 2013 at 11:43 AM EST
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to expand access to high-quality pre-school to every child in America.
Posted byon February 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM EST
Outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson cites the importance of environmental justice for all Americans.
Posted byon February 13, 2013 at 12:23 AM EST
President Obama outlines his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America.
Posted byon August 15, 2012 at 3:30 PM EST
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships had the privilege of meeting with a group of young people who have done more for their community in five months than others might do in a lifetime. The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force of St. Anthony of Padua Church and School in Camden, New Jersey is a group of highly motivated, energized middle school students who were unhappy about what they saw in their community and decided to take action.
Posted byon July 26, 2012 at 10:23 AM EST
President Obama addresses the National Urban League in New Orleans, and discussed his Administration’s work to help strengthen our nation’s communities and support a strong and growing middle class.
Posted byon June 26, 2012 at 3:04 PM EST
The Harlem Parole Reentry Court creates a plan for formerly incarcerated individuals to access social services, receive vocational training, and make the transition from life in prison to responsible citizenship. Graduates of the program are 19% less likely than their peers to be re-convicted, and the organization works with the criminal justice system to help parolees return to the Harlem community.
Posted byon June 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM EST
Mark Linton is appointed Executive Director of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, which works to develop partnerships between federal agencies and localities to spark economic development in communities that have faced significant long-term economic challenges
Posted byon June 8, 2012 at 8:07 AM EST
Communities that struggle with underperforming schools, rundown housing, neighborhood violence, and poor health know that these are interconnected challenges and that they perpetuate each other. The Department of Education's place-based framework helps the federal government better support a community’s response to such challenges by coming up with solutions that tackle multiple problems, including achieving better outcomes for students and their familes.
Posted byon May 15, 2012 at 1:10 PM EST
HUD launches new tools to help communities make sure scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact.
Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 11:25 AM EST
Emmett Folgert works to provide a safe haven for youth in high-crime areas -- his work with Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) gives him the ability to touch the lives of young people most in need.