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  • Connecting Veterans with Montana’s Wilderness Heritage

    Tristan Persico, a former United States Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician and Afghanistan combat veteran, serves Montana's armed forces community as the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Wilderness Association. Tristan provides opportunities for veterans to share wilderness experiences, tell stories around the campfire, and be with peers who understand what they have been through.

  • Turning Children Into Agents of Change

    Kimberly A. Scott, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the Women and Gender Studies Department at Arizona State University and Executive Director of CompuGirls. CompuGirls was founded in 2007 as a technology program for adolescent girls from underserved school districts that offers participants opportunities to work with cutting edge digital media to encourage computational thinking, affect positive change in their communities, enhance techno-social analytical skills and provide a dynamic and fun learning environment that nurtures self-esteem. She is also co-leading the national STEM initiative STEM For All.

  • In the States: Affordable Care Act Enrollment “Soars,” “Spikes,” “Surges” and “Takes Off”

    As part of the Department of Health and Human Services’ regular reporting on enrollment in private health care plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, the department releases demographic information on the enrollees, including breakdowns by age.

  • New Report: The Economic Benefits of Extending Unemployment Insurance

    A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.

  • President Obama Meets with Tribal Leaders Ahead of the White House Tribal Nations Conference

    Ahead of his remarks at tomorrow’s White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama met today with a dozen tribal leaders to discuss job creation and economic development in tribal communities.

  • Prioritizing Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Engagement in the Pacific

    In partnership with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Rhea Suh, and Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, met with a diverse group of leaders and public officials in Hawaii. They discussed a range of issues impacting Native Hawaiians, including education, health, preservation of cultural and native historic sites, fish and wildlife, Hawaiian homelands, and federal recognition.

  • Informes de estado a estado: Los beneficios económicos de enmendar nuestro sistema de inmigración que no funciona

    Estados Unidos ha sido siempre una nación de inmigrantes y, a través de la historia de esta nación, inmigrantes de todas partes del mundo han mantenido nuestra fuerza laboral vibrante, nuestros negocios a la vanguardia, y ayudado a crear el mecanismo económico más grande del mundo. Sin embargo, el sistema de inmigración de nuestra nación no funciona y no ha mantenido el ritmo de los tiempos cambiantes.

  • State-by-State Reports: The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System

    In addition to giving a significant boost to our national economy, commonsense immigration reform will also generate important economic benefits in each state, from increasing workers’ wages and generating new tax revenue to strengthening the local industries that are the backbone of states’ economies.

  • Caring for Ourselves is Caring for Our Earth

    Dr. Georgia Milan is being honored as a Champion of Change for her work on the front lines to protect public health in a changing climate.

  • The 5 Best Moments From the 2013 Kids' State Dinner

    Today, fifty-four children visited the White House for the second annual Kids' State Dinner, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. We've picked our 5 favorite moments to share.