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Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM EST
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.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM EST
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.
Posted byon September 18, 2012 at 11:11 AM EST
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.
Posted byon August 1, 2012 at 4:49 PM EST
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.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM EST
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.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM EST
As Chief Executive Officer, David Bennett leads Proterra as it continues to highlight the growing market for zero-emission solutions in the transit industry.
Posted byon July 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM EST
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.
Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM EST
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.
Posted byon June 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM EST
Today in Indiana and Ohio, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a pilot program that promises to give prescribers another powerful tool for combating prescription drug abuse.
Posted byon June 20, 2012 at 5:54 PM EST
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone legislation, we asked Obama Administration staffers to share photos that highlight how playing sports helped shape their lives