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Posted byon July 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM EDT
While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential. The Council will address these challenges, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy.
Posted byon June 8, 2011 at 10:29 AM EDT
Ten incredible young Americans who had participated in the “100 Youth Roundtables” Initiative and come to Washington, DC for a de-brief with President Obama, his Senior Staff, and DC-based youth advocates.
Posted byon June 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM EDT
Speaking at the National Mall, Department of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis commemorates 100 years of registered apprenticeships and the success of the millions of Americans who started their careers as apprentices.
Posted byon June 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM EDT
Mayors from across the country describe how the resurgence of the American auto industry has helped revitalize their communities.
Posted byon May 23, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
Following the President’s speech on immigration reform in El Paso, Texas, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz asked for your feedback through Advise the Advisor program.
Posted byon May 20, 2011 at 6:05 PM EDT
In his Proclamation naming this Small Business Week, the President explains that “small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of America's promise.” Veterans increasingly make up part of that backbone as entrepreneurs translating their service-related skills into job-creating companies.
Posted byon May 20, 2011 at 12:37 PM EDT
Ending domestic violence is a priority for the Obama Administration. On Tuesday, Jennifer Kaplan, Deputy Director of the Council on Women and Girls, spoke at a workshop hosted by the Treasury Department, Social Security Administration, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security on the intersection of financial capability and domestic violence.
Posted byon April 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM EDT
Congressman Tom Petri, who served in the Peace Corps in Somalia and currently represents the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin, shares his story of the lessons he learned while serving in the Peace Corps.
Posted byon April 4, 2011 at 11:22 AM EDT
Last week I had the honor of announcing the winners of the first annual National STEM Video Game Challenge, in which students and designers prototyped or sketched out games to help folks develop skills in and apply concepts from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Posted byon February 16, 2011 at 12:48 PM EDT
David Plouffe, Senior Advisor to the President, responds to some of your Advise the Advisor feedback.