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Posted byon December 12, 2011 at 12:08 PM EDT
At 11 years old, Jessica Markowitz founded Richard's Rwanda-IMPUHWE, a nonprofit organization that helps girls in Rwanda receive the education they deserve.
Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 5:00 PM EDT
USDA is working closely with President Obama and Vice President Biden Campaign to Cut Waste to work on behalf of American taxpayers to protect the federal investment in SNAP and make sure the program is targeted towards those families who need it the most.
Posted byon November 29, 2011 at 1:46 PM EDT
New Orleans unveils a new plan to end homelessness in the city, developed with the help of the Obama Administration's Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.
Posted byon November 7, 2011 at 4:24 PM EDT
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a new report based on new data from the Census Bureau which found that provisions passed as part of the Recovery Act directly lifted nearly 7 million Americans out of poverty in 2010 and reduced poverty for 32 million more.
Posted byon November 4, 2011 at 3:41 PM EDT
Paul Monteiro reflects on his recent visit to GLIDE in San Francisco, CA and why the organization is a great example of champion non-profit.
Posted byon November 2, 2011 at 5:05 PM EDT
This week's Women Working to Do Good highlights Erin Schrode, a New York Univeristy student commited to creating big change.
Posted byon October 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM EDT
Maren Johnson, a junior at Watertown High School in Watertown, SD, describes how she spreads the word on the importance of washing your hands.
Posted byon October 28, 2011 at 2:29 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, explains the Obama Administration's commitment to fighting hunger through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Posted byon October 26, 2011 at 6:57 PM EDT
USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council Gayle Smith, answer questions about the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa.
Posted byon October 20, 2011 at 6:27 PM EDT
Thirteen American citizens who exemplify service to their country were honored at the White House today