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  • The Impact of Positive Change

    Vanessa Abernathy is being honored as an Affordable Care Act Champion of Change.


  • Throwback Thursday: A Look Back at the White House Website 20 Years Ago

    The first White House website was launched 20 years ago in 1994, the same year we were born.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: A Look at Our Week

    This week at the White House, the President updated the nation on our government-wide response to Ebola, we discussed efforts against ISIL with our international efforts, and the First Lady asked, “Turnip for What?”


  • In Juvenile Justice, Community Involvement is Key to Substance Abuse Prevention

    Local artists in Snohomish County, Washington, are contributing their time, tools, and studio space to mentor teens recently involved in their community’s juvenile justice system.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: The Millennial Age and the Minimum Wage

    This week, the White House took action in our response to Ebola, explained the need to raise the minimum wage, joined Medium, and was inspired by Millennials.


  • Weekly Wrap Up: September 29 - October 3

    This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.


  • You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

    Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.


  • Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce

    Motlow State Community College in Tennessee is working with Bridgestone Tire Company and other employers to expand their mechatronics program, creating a training facility on-site at Bridgestone to prepare students to move quickly into high-skill jobs.


  • Community Colleges: The Secret Sauce

    The program is called TAACCCT -- that stands for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training. As acronyms go, I’m not going to say it’s our very best work. But as a commitment to building a 21st century workforce, as a tool to prepare people for the jobs of today and tomorrow, it is second-to-none.


  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Act On Climate Change

    This week, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly on issues that demand the attention of the global community-- including climate change and violent extremism, we celebrated the third birthday of We the People, wished the Jewish community a Happy New Year, and said goodbye to Attorney General Eric Holder.


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