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  • Volunteering and Having Fun

    As a seventh grader, Bradley Blizard discovered an opportunity to combine his passion for baseball and helping others. After volunteering for a program called Miracle League, an organization that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to participate in baseball games, he brought the idea to his advisor at the Kiwanis Builders Club at Jamestown Middle School. The Builders Club has adopted the Miracle League project as an annual service project, and has helped more than 100 disabled children each year enjoy the game of baseball.


  • Giving Vacation Time for the Greater Good

    For the past twenty years, Sheena Curley has given her vacation time to work as the director of the Knoxville Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp, an overnight camp for underprivileged children. The Fresh Air Camp is recognized as one of the most successful programs in Kiwanis International, serving underprivileged, "at-risk" and disabled children, and providing a wonderful summer camp experience without charge.


  • Ensuring Children Achieve Their Full Potential

    Sanford Tollette taught in the Little Rock and Pulaski County Public Schools for eight years, and he noticed some students were not achieving their full potential on a regular basis. In 1988 at the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp, Sanford Tollette started the Alternative Classroom Experience-- a 30-day residential, educational wilderness program for elementary students who are experiencing academic and social challenges. The program is now in its 24th year.


  • The Impact of Change

    Sanjuana Zavala is a first-generation college student at the University of Texas- Brownsville, and an active member of Circle K International. Her commitment and passion for service led Sanjuana to meet extraordinary individuals who she remembers every day, inspiring her to keep serving her community.


  • Taking Contractor Accountability to the Next Level

    Since coming into office in 2009, President Obama has made great strides in making government more accountable to the American people, pursuing tough reforms to cut waste and act as responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.


  • Engaging the Midwest AAPI Community

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened for a Midwest Regional Action Summit at The Ohio State University, bringing together 300 community leaders and federal agency representatives in a day-long convening to exchange ideas.


  • The Nation's First High Speed Rail

    Dan Richard, chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, explains the work that has gone into establishing California's High Speed Rail over the past four years.


  • Committed to American Innovation, American Jobs, and Environmentally-Friendly Mass Transportation

    As Chief Executive Officer, David Bennett leads Proterra as it continues to highlight the growing market for zero-emission solutions in the transit industry.


  • Reaching Out, Making a Difference

    Rebecca M. Townsend, Ph.D., is an associate professor of communication at Manchester Community College in Connecticut and serves as the principal investigator for the Partnership for Inclusive, Cost-Effective Public Participation. She involves community service learning, cultural communication, and productive deliberation in transit planning public involvement efforts.


  • Educare: A Catalyst for Change

    Caren Calhoun believes that every child deserves a fair shot at a good education, and that's why she devotes her efforts to working for Tulsa Educare, an organization that tries to break the cycle of poverty by working on Head Start initiatives in the Tulsa area and others.


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