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  • Serving the United States Through AmeriCorps

  • How A Summer Jobs+ Opportunity Launched A Career

    Earlier this year, President Obama announced the Summer Jobs + initiative, a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies to work together to provide pathways to employment for young Americans. David interned in the marketing department of Dunkin' Brands, a company that answered the President’s challenge, and shares his experience

  • VA Employee and Medal Winning Olympian Natalie Dell on Veterans and Never Giving Up

    An inspiring Olympic story from one of the Department of Veterans Affairs own, Natalie Dell—a Bronze Medal winner at the Summer Olympics

  • Skilled Volunteers and Mentors Helping Improve Student Performance

    President Obama is committed to raising America’s game in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. I recently spoke with Eric Schwarz, co-founder and CEO of Citizen Schools, and Leo Flanagan, principal of the Clarence Edwards Middle School in Charlestown, MA. Since 2006, Citizen Schools has partnered with the Edwards Middle School as an expanded learning time partner to lengthen the school day by three hours a day and bring in a hundreds of volunteers to teach apprenticeships.

  • Building Pedestrian Friendly Environments

    As a senior planner at WalkBoston, Bob Sloane is bringing his extensive experience to bear in a way that prioritizes including the community in the development of a resource that helps people get from Point A to Point B in a timely fashion—a resource that is designed to highlight community assets and help people value the places in which they walk.

  • 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.

  • Boosting Advanced Manufacturing and Driving Innovation

    The steering committee for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership outlines a set of recommendations for driving innovation.

  • Celebrating Independence Day by Welcoming New Citizens

    President Obama and key members of the administration celebrate the Fourth of July by welcoming newly naturalized citizens in cities across the country.

  • Building Momentum

    The Obama administration is making strides in the Better Building Challenge across the U.S. with the hopes of making new American buildings 20 percent more effective over the next ten years.

  • A Southern Stanza

    Natasha Tretheway is a poet being honored by the Library of Congress this September as the Library's 19th poet laureate consultant in poetry.