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  • Preventing Gun Violence: How My Life’s Work Became My Life’s Purpose

    Rev. Glenn Garrett Grayson, M.Div is currently the Pastor of Wesley Center A.M.E. Zion Church in Pittsburgh, PA and also served for 17 years as the presiding elder of the Pittsburgh District. In 2000, Rev. Grayson founded a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, The Center That C.A.R.E.S. (Children/Adults Recreational and Educational Services). Presently, The Center That C.A.R.E.S. is highly noted for its after school tutorial and enrichment programs, serving over 125 families from grades Pre-K through college throughout the Hill District Community of Pittsburgh.


  • A Life Reinvigorated: A Sense of Purpose in Teaching Immigrants

    As an AmeriCorps member with the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, Xavier Munoz has been teaching English to adult immigrants and refugees in family literacy and beginning-level ESOL classes since September 2012. In addition to teaching full-time, he leads a staff task force to compile and design an online collection of instructional resources suitable for use by learners with low levels of English language proficiency. Raised in Tampa, Florida, and the younger son of two naturalized immigrants, Munoz has a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and plans to pursue an MA in TESOL in the near future.


  • Serving Veterans in a Community of Champions

    Dana Louise Niemela, MSW, is a veteran of the United States Navy and the Coordinator of the Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) for the Denver Department of Human Services. As the HVRP Coordinator, Dana has worked to create a substantial supportive services network throughout the Metro Denver Region to meet the needs of the hundreds of homeless veterans her program has served throughout her tenure. She has leveraged her relationships with community partners that include federal, state, and local governments, non-profit organizations and the private sector to increase employment opportunities, increase both access to funding and funding for behavioral health programs serving the military and veteran community, and provide veterans of all eras and socio-economic backgrounds access to community and service opportunities.


  • Transforming Veterans’ Care in Rural Practices Using Health IT

    Following the lead of the White House Rural Council, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the VA are working with their public and private partners to ensure rural providers and the communities they serve have the health IT tools they need.


  • Champions of Change Channel Chavez's Life of Service


  • Dr. Biden Meets with LGBT Americans Benefiting from the Affordable Care Act

    Dr. Jill Biden meets with LGBT individuals at the White House to hear about their experiences with health care coverage and how they are benefiting from the Affordable Care Act.


  • The First Lady Encourages Military Families to Get Covered

    First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged veterans and their families to ensure that they have health insurance.


  • The First Lady Encourages Military Families to Get Covered

    First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged veterans and their families to ensure that they have health insurance.


  • Department of Commerce and Women’s History Month

    Here at the Department of Commerce, we are committed to strengthening the role of women in business and technology. Among the Department’s many initiatives aimed toward advancing this goal are the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) efforts to empower our country’s women to innovate and create good jobs.


  • Using STEM to Create the Future You Want to See

    Kevin Clark, Ph.D, serves as a professor and director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Clark’s recent activities have focused on the use of video game design to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers; examining pathways and best practices for increasing diversity in STEM disciplines; and issues of diversity in the design and development of educational media products.


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