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  • Transforming Pain into Power

    At 25 years old, Jamira Burley works as the Executive Director for the City of Philadelphia Youth Commission. In this role, Jamira works as an advocate for authentic youth civic engagement, global citizenship, comprehensive education reform, black male achievement and gun violence prevention. Jamira is the United States representative to the United Nations Global Education First Initiative, Youth Advocacy Group. She is also the co-founder/co-host for GenYNot, a youth platform that allows young people to be the experts of their own experience and create solution-driven dialogue.

  • Preventing Gun Violence: How My Life’s Work Became My Life’s Purpose

    Rev. Glenn Garrett Grayson, M.Div is currently the Pastor of Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church in Pittsburgh, PA and also served for 17 years as the presiding elder of the Pittsburgh District. In 2000, Rev. Grayson founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, The Center That C.A.R.E.S. (Children/Adults Recreational and Educational Services). Presently, The Center That C.A.R.E.S. is highly noted for its after school tutorial and enrichment programs, serving over 125 families from grades Pre-K through college throughout the Hill District Community of Pittsburgh.

  • A Goal We Can Agree On: Keep Guns Out of the Wrong Hands

    Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Chief Jim Johnson began his career with the Baltimore County Police Department in 1979 as a cadet in the 911 Center and served in every sworn rank in the department before being named Chief of Police in June 2007. Chief Johnson holds memberships in several professional organizations, including the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA). He is MCCA’s representative to and Chair of the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence (the Partnership), a coalition of nine national law enforcement leadership organizations. Chief Johnson works daily in his own jurisdiction to reduce incidents of gun violence and make his community safer.

  • Rethinking High School: President Obama Announces New Youth CareerConnect Grants

    The President visits Bladensburg High School in Prince George's County, Maryland to talk about Youth CareerConnect, which is offering $107 million in grants to redesign America's high schools for the 21st century economy.

  • Behind the Scenes: “In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul”

    Get a behind-the-scenes look from "In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul,” honoring the foremothers of American music.

  • From Living in Fear of Deportation to Now Empowering AAPIs

    Paul Chang is the Assistant District Director of the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage, and Hour Division where he continues his work in protecting the American workforce, including the AAPI community.

  • Weekly Address: The President’s Budget Ensures Opportunity for All Hardworking Americans

    In this week’s address, the President highlighted the important differences between the budget he’s put forward -– built on opportunity for all –- and the budget House Republicans are advocating for, which stacks the deck against the middle class.

  • ViiV Healthcare and the Medicines Patent Pool Expand Access to Latest HIV Drugs

    A recent agreement between ViiV Healthcare (a joint venture of GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi) and the Medicines Patent Pool marks a significant step forward in ongoing efforts to achieve both access to medicines for developing countries and the promotion of innovation to develop more of these life-saving treatments.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: Millions Get Covered, Team USA Visits, and More

    This week, the President announced that 7.1 million Americans got covered, and the First Lady worked with students to plant the Kitchen Garden. Plus, 2014 U.S. Olympians and Paralympians visited the White House. Check out what else you may have missed in this week's wrap up.

  • Dr. Deborah Birx Sworn In as New U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator