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  • President Obama's 2013 State of the Union

    President Obama outlines his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America.

  • Students in Camden Inspire Their Community and Share Lessons with HHS Staff

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships had the privilege of meeting with a group of young people who have done more for their community in five months than others might do in a lifetime. The Student Leaders' Von Nieda Park Task Force of St. Anthony of Padua Church and School in Camden, New Jersey is a group of highly motivated, energized middle school students who were unhappy about what they saw in their community and decided to take action.

  • President Obama Speaks to the National Urban League

    President Obama addresses the National Urban League in New Orleans, and discussed his Administration’s work to help strengthen our nation’s communities and support a strong and growing middle class.

  • Formerly Incarcerated Individuals Transition Back to Life in Harlem

    The Harlem Parole Reentry Court creates a plan for formerly incarcerated individuals to access social services, receive vocational training, and make the transition from life in prison to responsible citizenship. Graduates of the program are 19% less likely than their peers to be re-convicted, and the organization works with the criminal justice system to help parolees return to the Harlem community.

  • White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities Announces New Executive Director

    Mark Linton is appointed Executive Director of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, which works to develop partnerships between federal agencies and localities to spark economic development in communities that have faced significant long-term economic challenges

  • Impact in Place: ED Releases Report on “Place-Based” Strategy

    Communities that struggle with underperforming schools, rundown housing, neighborhood violence, and poor health know that these are interconnected challenges and that they perpetuate each other. The Department of Education's place-based framework helps the federal government better support a community’s response to such challenges by coming up with solutions that tackle multiple problems, including achieving better outcomes for students and their familes.

  • A Revolution in Planning

    HUD launches new tools to help communities make sure scarce federal dollars are targeted to where they are needed most and can achieve the biggest impact.

  • The Value of Targeted Prevention Programs

    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.

  • A Model for Tomorrow: Empowering Successful Students and Productive Communities

    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.

  • Inspiring Hope: One Story Makes All the Difference

    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.