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President Obama at My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall: “America Will Succeed If We Are Investing in Our Young People”Posted byon July 21, 2014 at 8:26 PM EDT
President Obama visits the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. to participate in a town hall with youth, and to announce exciting new commitments to the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, designed to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 1:57 PM EDT
This afternoon, the Senate easily confirmed Julián Castro as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), by a 71-26 vote.
Posted byon June 26, 2014 at 7:50 PM EDT
One out of every three children in America — more than 24 million in total — live in a home without their biological father present.
Posted byon April 17, 2014 at 2:59 PM EDT
Since President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in February, community leaders and organizations across the country speaking up about the work they're doing to enhance opportunities for boys and young men of color.
Posted byon April 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT
My Brother’s Keeper is President Obama's initiative to help ensure that boys and young men of color in America have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since announcing the initiative in February, the public response has been overwhelming.
Posted byon February 27, 2014 at 11:26 AM EDT
President Obama is launching a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.
First Lady Michelle Obama Announces that the Construction Industry Will Hire 100,000 Veterans Over the Next 5 YearsPosted byon February 10, 2014 at 2:52 PM EDT
First Lady Michelle Obama announces that the construction industry will hire 100,000 veterans at a Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment in Construction Symposium on February 10th, 2014.
Posted byon January 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM EDT
A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:00 PM EDT
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
Posted byon January 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.