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Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM EDT
For the past twenty years, Sheena Curley has given her vacation time to work as the director of the Knoxville Kiwanis Fresh Air Camp, an overnight camp for underprivileged children. The Fresh Air Camp is recognized as one of the most successful programs in Kiwanis International, serving underprivileged, "at-risk" and disabled children, and providing a wonderful summer camp experience without charge.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM EDT
Sanford Tollette taught in the Little Rock and Pulaski County Public Schools for eight years, and he noticed some students were not achieving their full potential on a regular basis. In 1988 at the Joseph Pfeifer Kiwanis Camp, Sanford Tollette started the Alternative Classroom Experience-- a 30-day residential, educational wilderness program for elementary students who are experiencing academic and social challenges. The program is now in its 24th year.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM EDT
Sanjuana Zavala is a first-generation college student at the University of Texas- Brownsville, and an active member of Circle K International. Her commitment and passion for service led Sanjuana to meet extraordinary individuals who she remembers every day, inspiring her to keep serving her community.
Posted byon September 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM EDT
Susan Hennum, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Garland, Texas, and an advisor to a K-Kids club, was looking for a service project that would not only be easy for the kids to participate in, but one that they could feel good about and know they had made a difference in the life of someone else. Susan became very involved with Shoes for Orphan Souls, combining adult and children's efforts to make a difference.
Posted byon July 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama joins local elected officials from across the country in Philadelphia to announce new opportunities to bring Let’s Move! to cities, towns and counties across America.
Posted byon July 17, 2012 at 4:34 PM EDT
Today, the White House hosted a Google+ Hangout with Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and women leaders around the country to highlight efforts to strengthen local and regional food systems.
Posted byon July 13, 2012 at 10:52 AM EDT
In a live Google+ Hangout, USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and White House Director of Public Engagement Jon Carson will join women leaders across the country to discuss local food and agriculture, answer questions submitted by the public, and launch the latest version of Compass, the interactive Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food map.
Posted byon July 11, 2012 at 10:46 AM EDT
WorkAdvance, the recipient of a Social Innocation Fund grant, helps people looking for work get the career counseling, interviewing skills, and referrals to full-time jobs with room for advancement.
Posted byon June 7, 2012 at 11:35 AM EDT
Heather Zichal talks about a few key items on the President’s “To-Do” list for Congress –- including extending the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Credit
Posted byon May 23, 2012 at 4:54 PM EDT
As part of his Congressional To-Do List, the President is calling on Congress to pass legislation that will extend the Production Tax Credit, which has drawn strong bipartisan support from governors, members of Congress, and industry.