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Posted byon April 4, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT
Emmett Folgert works to provide a safe haven for youth in high-crime areas -- his work with Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) gives him the ability to touch the lives of young people most in need.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM EDT
Nita Gonzales, President/CEO of Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estudios, dedicates her career to developing effective equal opportunity education for Latino and low-income youth. Nita and her school cater to "students through a foundation of cultural pride and self-esteem," which lead to success forthe students, their families and their communities.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT
Leveraging the power of sharing the stories of real women who have overcome obstacles and come out triumphant -- Elvira Diaz, with the the help of groups like PICO and ACTIONN, continues to encourage, organize and inspire women to be accountable for their lives, families and communities.
Posted byon March 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM EDT
Nancy Cubano is a founding faculty member of the KIPP DuBois Collegiate Academy, delighted by her ability to teach, inspire and cultivate the minds of eager students each day. Nancy knows first-hand the adversities that can discourage minority youth from successfully pursuing an education.
Posted byon March 20, 2012 at 3:31 PM EDT
The White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities is a new federal-local pilot that removes federal agency silos and allows federal government officials to work side-by-side with local leaders to create jobs, improve the business climate, and address local and regional challenges
Posted byon February 24, 2012 at 12:31 PM EDT
The Department of Housing and Urban Development hosts a Twitter town hall to launch the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Fellowship program.
Posted byon January 20, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT
The White House has scheduled online opportunities to ask questions of Administration officials in the days following the President's address to the nation.
Posted byon January 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM EDT
Choice Neighborhood Grants provide local leaders with flexible funds to transform high-poverty neighborhoods with distressed public housing into sustainable communities with mixed-income housing, safe streets, and economic opportunity.
Posted byon December 30, 2011 at 2:38 PM EDT
The initiatives in a new report will streamline federal housing requirements to support more efficient delivery of affordable housing, and help state and federal agencies’ staff to better serve low-income families who rent their homes.
Posted byon December 2, 2011 at 1:23 PM EDT
Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative Fellows will be placed in cities around the country and trained to help with local economic revitalization efforts.