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  • Dream Big! Ensuring the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders Know How to Follow Their Hearts

    Stacie Gilmore is the co-founder and executive director of Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK) which provides pathways to science and natural resource careers for urban youth, youth of color, and other young people with limited access to these opportunities. Under Stacie’s direction as the Executive Director for the last 18 years, ELK has transformed the lives of thousands of youth through science education, stewardship projects and outdoor experiences.


  • Conservation Work: Revitalizing Our Ecosystem, Healing Our Community, Empowering Our People

    Anthony Ciocco is a Crew Leader for the Ancestral Lands Program at Southwest Conservation Corps leading ecological restoration crews on the Navajo Nation. Under Anthony’s leadership his crews of local Native youth work to rebuild damaged eco-systems and build trials to provide access to the outdoors for local communities. In his work he has accomplished extremely challenging and important conservation projects, while at the same time giving the crew members a deep and hard-earned sense of accomplishment enabling them to move forward in their professional and personal lives.


  • West Wing Week 3/21/14 or, “24 Soldiers”

    This week, the President celebrated St. Patrick's day alongside the Prime Minister of Ireland, continued to work toward a diplomatic resolution to the conflict in Ukraine, hosted Palestinian President Abbas, awarded 24 Medals of Honor, and traveled to Florida to speak on the importance of supporting working families.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: FLOTUS in China, March Madness, and More

    See what you missed this week at the White House.


  • Improving Economic Opportunity for Women and Working Families

    President Obama travels to Orlando to talk about the importance of improving economic opportunity for America's women and working families.


  • President Obama's Bracket for the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

    President Obama picked the Michigan State Spartans to beat the Louisville Cardinals in the final game of the 2014 NCAA tournament.


  • West Wing Week 03/14/14 or "What's Up, Captain America?"

    This week, the Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Chile to attend the President's inauguration, while this President worked on improving access to college for students, raising the minimum wage, and negotiating a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Ukraine. He also got out the word about this year's March 31st deadline for health insurance applications, congratulated NCAA champs, and designated a new national monument.


  • A World-Class Education for Every Student in America

    President Obama discusses his plan to equip all American with the education the need to compete in the 21st century economy and announces a new FAFSA Completion Initiative to give more Americans the opportunity to afford, attend, and graduate from college.


  • Introducing the 2014 Advocates for Action

    Whether it is developing groundbreaking programs to break the cycle of drug use and crime, conducting innovative research that expands our understanding of how drugs affect the human body, expanding treatment opportunities, or preventing drug use before it starts, the 2014 ONDCP Advocates for Action are making a difference by reducing drug use and its consequences.


  • Shaping the Next Generation of STEM Entrepreneurs

    Felecia Hatcher is the Co-Founder of Code Fever, an initiative that trains African American youth in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher has been featured in Black Enterprise as the Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.


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