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  • A State by State Look at the Middle-Class Tax Cuts’ Impact on Consumer Spending and Retailers

    A state by state look at the middle-class tax cuts' impact on consumer spending and retailers.


  • Advocates for Action Guest Post: Providing Hope and Opportunity

    Karen Kelly has been selected as a 2013 ONDCP Advocate for Action for her work to curb the prescription drug epidemic through education, treatment, and law enforcement partnership. Read more about Karen Kelly's story and how she's making a difference to improve public health and safety in Kentucky.


  • Community Leaders for a Lifetime

    Dr. Pete Dreisbach is the Director of the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center. Pete was born in Yadakunya, Nigeria to U.S. born citizens serving abroad for approximately sixty years. His unique upbringing shaped his world view, and created a strong interest in agriculture and youth development. Pete developed a passion for FFA because of its natural combination of agricultural education and youth development.


  • All Change is Local

    Dr. Ted Smith is the Chief of Economic Growth & Innovation for Metro Louisville Government. Ted strives to find new ways to help enrich his community and innovate change, by working with public, private, and nonprofit entities in Louisville everyday.


  • Community Engagement and Civic Collaboration

    As Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's first Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid works hard to develop impactful partnerships with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and residents in order to positively influence social outcomes in under-resourced neighborhoods.


  • Power Behind a Cause

    Brenda Batschelet is an active member of Aktion Club, a Kiwanis service organization for adults with disabilities. Brenda played a large role in the Club's recent participation in Relay for Life in Jefferson, Iowa, serving as the team captain and further developing her leadership skills in the community.


  • Anyone Can Do It

    Emily Lang, a fifth-grade student at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, Washington, has always been a "helper." She recently served as President of her school’s K-Kids club, Kiwanis International’s service and leadership program for elementary school students, and has been a girl scout for five years, serving various organizations regularly.


  • The Gift to Make a Positive Change

    Jeffery Woods has dedicated his entire life to serving others as a citizen solider and a community servant. Among the many examples of his service, Jeffery has started a backpack program to support disadvantaged students at an elementary school, assisted citizens and emergency personnel after Hurricane Katrina hit, and helped restore New Orleans, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, Louisiana.


  • Making Others Smile through Service

    Josie Grant is a high school senior, and the current Capital District Division 9 Lieutenant Governor for Key Club International, the Kiwanis International program for high school students. Josie has been dedicated to serving others in her community, and beyond, her entire life. At age 13, she founded Josie's Smiles for Pediatrics, coordinating donations to the Pediatric Unit and Family Birthplace at Carroll Hospital Center.


  • Finding Avenues for Helping Others

    William Beard has been very committed his whole life to helping make positive change in his community of Frankfort, Indiana, and finding ways to impact beyond his community whenever possible. Following his retirement, William has given even more of his time to support the causes and organizations that mean a lot to him.


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