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  • Veteran Paralympians Honored at Best of U.S. Awards, White House


  • U.S. Global Development Lab Launches to Develop and Scale Solutions to Global Challenges

    Imagine a world in which diagnostics for diseases that are prevalent in developing countries are available at pennies per use, renewable off-grid energy services are affordable for households earning less than $2/day, and every family has enough healthy food to eat. USAID is helping to turn these ideas into realities by launching the U.S. Global Development Lab.


  • America’s PrepareAthon!

    Here at the White House, we're getting ready for the first America's PrepareAthon!, a national day of action that will take place April 30, 2014.


  • You're Invited: White House Easter Egg Roll Social

    Sign up for your chance to join other Let's Move! and First Lady social media followers at the White House South Lawn for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.


  • Beneficial Ownership Legislation Proposal

    President Obama's budget includes a legislative proposal to help law enforcement investigate shell companies that are used by money launderers, corrupt officials, tax evaders, and drug lords to hide millions of dollars offshore.


  • While Marketplace Enrollment Ended, Medicaid Enrollment Continues

    Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP in February was at least 3 million people higher than it was, on average, between July and September. While this is great progress, states where governors or legislatures refuse to implement the Medicaid expansion provisions of the law will leave 5.7 million Americans uninsured.


  • Bridging: Two Nations and Two Languages

    Stacey Young-McCaughan, RN, Ph.D., U.S. Army Colonel (retired), Professor, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, TX)
    Dr. Stacey Young-McCaughan serves as Director of Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for the STRONG STAR Consortium. STRONG STAR, or the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium designed to understand, prevent, and treat combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid conditions among military Service Members and recently discharged Veterans who have deployed in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


  • A Life Reinvigorated: A Sense of Purpose in Teaching Immigrants

    As an AmeriCorps member with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Xavier Munoz has been teaching English to adult immigrants and refugees in family literacy and beginning-level ESOL classes since September 2012. In addition to teaching full-time, he leads a staff task force to compile and design an online collection of instructional resources suitable for use by learners with low levels of English language proficiency. Raised in Tampa, Florida, and the younger son of two naturalized immigrants, Munoz has a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and plans to pursue an MA in TESOL in the near future.


  • Community Service Honors Those Who Have Come Before Us, and Helps to Prepare the Path for Those Who Will Come After Us

    Luis Urrieta, Jr., Ph.D. is the Associate Professor and Program Director for the Cultural Studies in Education Program at The University of Texas, Austin and Coordinator of the Cultura en Acción Culture in Action After School Program. He has dedicated his life and career to raising awareness about Latina/o community issues, especially immigrant, and indigenous communities. As the son of Mexican immigrants from rural Michoacán, his motivation for advocacy and work with communities stems from his family experiences dealing with the perceptions and often hostility toward immigrants, especially undocumented immigrants. His professional and academic work in education have been dedicated to raising awareness and valuing Latina/o immigrant family and community knowledge as well as the importance of nourishing and supporting strong ethnic and linguistic identities in Latina/o children and youth, while promoting and creating the conditions for high academic achievement.


  • Inspired by Change. Transformed Through Service.

    Germain Castellanos is Program Director for the SHINE Educational Leadership Program, a workforce development program serving over 300 at-risk youth at Waukegan High School—where the student population is over 70% Latino—since 2008. Germain’s commitment to service was first recognized when he was honored with the title of AmeriCorps Member of the Year in 2005 for his service as a Youth Developer at Youth Conservation Corps in Waukegan, and has continued through his founding of the SHINE Program.


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