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  • Update on Hurricane Sandy

    As Hurricane Sandy continues to track westward, federal response teams are already providing assistance for those affected by the storm.

  • Helping Special Olympics Athletes See Clearly

    Dr. Paul Berman is a member of the Hackensack Lions Club and has been a Lion for 20 years. As an optometrist, he has always wanted to help people see. Through a global health program he founded, Paul provides eye screenings to Special Olympics athletes.

  • 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

  • Students in Camden Inspire Their Community and Share Lessons with HHS Staff

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships had the privilege of meeting with a group of young people who have done more for their community in five months than others might do in a lifetime. The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force of St. Anthony of Padua Church and School in Camden, New Jersey is a group of highly motivated, energized middle school students who were unhappy about what they saw in their community and decided to take action.

  • Beam Signed By President Obama Installed at World Trade Center

    The beam signed by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during their visit to the World Trade Center site on June 14th is among the final beams added to the 104-story building.

  • Detecting Substance Use Problems Before Addiction Develops

    Preventing the development of substance use disorders is fundamental to the Obama Administration’s approach to drug policy. Today the Director announced a $22M grant for prevention.

  • Hanging Out and Talking Mortgage Refinance with HUD Secretary Donovan and Zillow

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan joined four homeowners from around the country for a Google+ Hangout moderated by real estate marketplace, Zillow, Inc. to discuss home mortgage refinancing.

  • Providing Safe Shelter for Homeless LGBT Youth

    When the Ali Forney Center opened it was a one of a kind opportunity for homeless LGBT kids in New York City, and now it has become the largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth in the country.

  • Adopting a Rapid Re-Housing Approach to Address Family Homelessness

    MCBOSS's efforts on behalf of homeless families have provided a vehicle for helping change lives and make a difference. The rapid re-housing strategy is allowing families to overcome their housing crisis more quickly and at lower cost than providing shelter or transitional housing. There is renewed hope of attaining the Mercer Alliance’s goal of ending homelessness in our community.

  • Celebrating Global Wind Day

    A Sierra Club representative joins families at the Jersey Shore to celebrate Global Wind Day and highlight wind power's economic and environmental benefits.