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  • Agreement in Washington: Protect the Middle Class from Year-end Tax Hikes

    Today, the White House National Economic Council releaseda state-by-state reports about the real-life impact of these tax increases on America’s middle class families if Congress fails to act by January 1. Find out what it means for your community.

  • A State by State Look at the Middle-Class Tax Cuts’ Impact on Consumer Spending and Retailers

    A state by state look at the middle-class tax cuts' impact on consumer spending and retailers.

  • Read Some More Stories from the Middle Class Tax Cut Debate

    Americans from across the country are speaking out about extending tax cuts for the middle class.

  • Embrace Change

    Ridge Howell is a high school senior in Checotah, Oklahoma. He was first inspired to create change and empower youth in his community after an Oklahoma State FFA Convention. Since then, Ridge has helped plan an annual Senior Citizens' Prom hosted by his high school student council, orchestrated a town wide "trash off day," created a Senior Citizens' Lawn Mowing Program through his agriculture education course, and initiated many more programs throughout his community.

  • Improving Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives

    The Obama Administration announces nearly $2 million in competitive grants to Tribal Education Agencies under the State-Tribal Education Partnership program.

  • Entrepreneurial Local Governments -- A Catalyst for Collaboration and Innovation

    Rob White is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Livermore and the Interim CEO of the i-GATE Innovation Hub, a broad super-regional partnership that is focused on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories/CA as economic engines. In his role as Economic Developer, Rob works across sectors and regions to translate the entrepreneurial ecosystem present in Silicon Valley into a living network of government advocacy, research collaboration, and industry investment.

  • Community Engagement and Civic Collaboration

    As Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's first Chief Innovation Officer, Adel Ebeid works hard to develop impactful partnerships with community-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and residents in order to positively influence social outcomes in under-resourced neighborhoods.

  • Power Behind a Cause

    Brenda Batschelet is an active member of Aktion Club, a Kiwanis service organization for adults with disabilities. Brenda played a large role in the Club's recent participation in Relay for Life in Jefferson, Iowa, serving as the team captain and further developing her leadership skills in the community.

  • Anyone Can Do It

    Emily Lang, a fifth-grade student at Crescent Harbor Elementary School in Oak Harbor, Washington, has always been a "helper." She recently served as President of her school’s K-Kids club, Kiwanis International’s service and leadership program for elementary school students, and has been a girl scout for five years, serving various organizations regularly.

  • The Gift to Make a Positive Change

    Jeffery Woods has dedicated his entire life to serving others as a citizen solider and a community servant. Among the many examples of his service, Jeffery has started a backpack program to support disadvantaged students at an elementary school, assisted citizens and emergency personnel after Hurricane Katrina hit, and helped restore New Orleans, and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Ruston, Louisiana.