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  • Change the World: Join the Foreign Service

    Read about how the State Department is encouraging Americans to make a difference abroad.


  • Economic Development – A Multi-Pronged Approach in the Gulf Coast

    The disruption of the seafood industry caused by the BP Oil Spill in 2010 continues to have a significant impact on the livelihood of an estimated 80% of Southeast Asian American families in the Gulf Coast Region. Last month, we traveled to New Orleans, LA, and Biloxi, MS, to meet with AAPI community members, fishermen, business leaders, and government officials and learn more about the economic opportunities and challenges facing the community.


  • Agreement in Washington: Protect the Middle Class from Year-end Tax Hikes

    Today, the White House National Economic Council releaseda state-by-state reports about the real-life impact of these tax increases on America’s middle class families if Congress fails to act by January 1. Find out what it means for your community.


  • 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.


  • 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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