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  • 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.

  • Giving Vacation Time for the Greater Good

    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.

  • Ensuring Children Achieve Their Full Potential

    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.

  • The Impact of Change

    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.

  • One Shoe at a Time

    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.

  • Local Officials Join the First Lady at a Let’s Move! Cities, Towns & Counties Event in Philadelphia

    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.

  • Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food - Across the United States

    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.

  • Join a White House Hangout on Local Foods

    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.

  • Matching Jobseekers to Careers

    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.

  • Protecting Jobs in the American Wind Industry

    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