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  • Helping Veterans 'Get Skills to Work'

    A unique private sector coalition aims to help 15,000 Veterans translate their military experience to advanced manufacturing opportunities.


  • An Inclusive Vision Of Entrepreneurship

    The Small Business Administration is focused on ensuring that small business owners and entrepreneurs have the access and opportunity they need to turn great ideas into viable and successful businesses, and continues to look for new ways to support and strengthen women small business owners and entrepreneurs.


  • West Wing Week: 10/05/12 or "Operation Educate the Educators"

    Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Cross Post: Director Kerlikowske's Statement on Prescription Drug Abuse

    As part of the launch of The Medicine Abuse Project, an initiative of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, Director Kerlikowske provided a statement on the prescription drug abuse epidemic.


  • Volunteering and Having Fun

    As a seventh grader, Bradley Blizard discovered an opportunity to combine his passion for baseball and helping others. After volunteering for a program called Miracle League, an organization that allows children with mental and physical disabilities to participate in baseball games, he brought the idea to his advisor at the Kiwanis Builders Club at Jamestown Middle School. The Builders Club has adopted the Miracle League project as an annual service project, and has helped more than 100 disabled children each year enjoy the game of baseball.


  • Paying it Forward to Build Food Security

    In 2010, Erik Schultz helped launch Thriive, a nonprofit organization that pursues an innovative approach to food security in diverse worldwide locations such as Vietnam, Kenya, Palestine, and Nicaragua. Focusing on the growing needs of small-scale agricultural and food products businesses, such as, smallholder farms and livestock operations, Thriive helps grow the entire food chain, from producers to consumers, making them more resilient and self-reliant.


  • Food – People – Power

    Dana Harvey is the Executive Director of Mandela MarketPlace, a community-directed and community-owned local food system that includes a cooperative grocery retail, local produce distribution center, produce service for corner markets, network of urban production farms and a youth leadership program that is a model for other communities. With the grocery stores, Mandela MarketPlace promotes healthy and locally produced foods, and provides jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities to residents who otherwise may not have a chance to own a business.


  • Empowering a New Generation of Farmers at Home and Abroad

    Dr. Govind Kannan believes that the sustainability of small farms is the key to revitalizing rural communities and strengthening food security worldwide. Govind educates minoirty and underprivileged students, conducting applied research and outreach, to empower small, limited resource, and underrepresented farmers with the knowledge and technical skills needed to sustain successful agricultural enterprises.


  • One More Mountain to Climb

    In December of 2003, Dr. June Henton and her colleagues launched "Auburn's War on Hunger," in partnership with the UN World Food Programme. Soon after, the program launched a higher education movement throughout the country and world, known as Universities Fighting World Hunger.


  • Jill-Care: Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Keeps Her Running

    The Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) established by the Affordable Care Act allows Jill from North Carolina to continue pursuing her passion.


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