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  • $40 Stories Across all 50 States

    Check out the slideshow below of the photos and stories of Americans across all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) who believed that their voice could make a difference and had the courage to speak out about what losing an extra $40 per paycheck would mean for them and for their family.

  • Secretary Announces Refinancing Help for Rural USDA Home Loan Borrowers in Select States

    A new pilot program will help rural borrowers with loans made or guaranteed by USDA refinance their mortgages to reduce their monthly payments.

  • Disaster Preparedness Is a Partnership Effort

    Earthquakes and seimisic activity isn't restricted to California. As the Earthquake Program Coordinator with the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC) in Memphis, TN, Brian Blake promotes awareness and preparedness in unexpected parts of the country-- overseeing the Central U.S. ShakeOut.

  • Women's Issues Are America's Issues

    Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett reflects on the President's powerful speech on the importance of continuing the fight for equality for women and girls during a dinner that honored Freedom Riders, who put their own lives in jeopardy in order to fight for the end of gender segregation in the South.

  • We Can't Wait to Invest in Our Infrastructure

    A former mayor explains why investing in infrastructure will help our cities and towns become interconnected job-creating communities.

  • Programs of Change: Law Schools Explain Their Commitment to Public Service

    Law schools participating in the U.S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative discuss how they are institutionalizing their commitment to pro bono and public service following a "Champions of Change: Justice" event.

  • Partnerships Needed to Ensure Justice for All

    Jo-Ann Wallace, President and CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA), America’s largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel shares her experience participating in a Champions of Change panel on providing equal access to justice for all.

  • Advancing Equality for All Americans through Access to Justice

    Martha Bergmark, the founder and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, a nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi, reflects on a Champions of Change discussion at the White House with other public interest lawyers who have dedicated their lives to closing the justice gap in America.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama Recognizes the HealthierUS School Challenge Participants

    The First Lady honors schools that met the goal to double the number of participants in the HealthierUS School Challenge in a year. The HealthierUS School Challenge recognizes schools that provide exceptional nutrition education, nutritious food and beverage choices, physical education and opportunities for physical activity.

  • Making a Postive Impact on Students in the Face of Adversity

    While facing the many challenges during the past decade, unprecedented state budget cuts and required student tuition increases, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College maintained a commitment to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of students and increased its completion rates.