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Posted byon October 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT
Meet the recepients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, given to Americans who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.
Posted byon October 17, 2011 at 8:08 PM EDT
As part of the Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden join Sears Holdings Corporation and the Rebuilding Together nonprofit organization in putting the final touches on the 1,000th home that they have rebuilt for veterans.
Posted byon October 14, 2011 at 12:06 PM EDT
A new report highlights steps the Administration has taken to reverse trends of poverty and create opportunity for all Americans
Posted byon October 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM EDT
Nicholas Lowinger, an eighth grader at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI, shares why he was inspired to start the Gotta Have Sole Foundation, which donates new footwear to children living in homeless shelters.
Posted byon October 6, 2011 at 3:00 PM EDT
Shakira was named to the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics
Posted byon October 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM EDT
Zeenat Rahman highlights a recent briefing where Dr. Shah addressed top religious leaders on the work USAID is doing in the Horn of Africa and the response to global health problems.
Posted byon September 26, 2011 at 5:33 PM EDT
More than 13 million people are in crisis because of famine, war and drougt in the Horn of Africa and every six minutes in Somalia a child dies. Learn how you can help stop this humanitarian crisis.
Posted byon August 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM EDT
Financial institutions serving Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities will receive awards that will allow them to increase lending services, start new microloan programs and increase their capacity to serve their target markets.
Posted byon August 12, 2011 at 9:41 AM EDT
Courtney O’Donnell, Communications Director to Dr. Jill Biden, reflects on their visit to a refugee camp in Kenya that was originally built for 90,000 people, but now has more than 420,000 Somalis who have traveled there seeking food, water and medical attention.
Posted byon August 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah visit the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya to underscore the commitment of the U.S. Government to respond to the immediate crisis of famine. The United Nations estimates that over 12.4 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, including food, water and medical care, across the drought-stricken eastern Horn of Africa.