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  • My First Job: Jon Carson

    The Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House looks back on his first summer job, which was hot, dusty and offered his first chance to earn some money

  • Eliminating Barriers to Entry: Increasing Braille Used in STEM

    Motivated by a desire to help others, John Boyer, founder of Abilitiessoft, Inc., continually works to eleviate the difficulties he faced growing up with a disability and finding that there was an inadequate amount of STEM material in offered in braille.

  • Princess Wishes

    Alyssa Pietruszka, a 13 year-old whose magical time at a fairytale resort helped her beat cancer, discusses her passion for volunteering.

  • Preserving Our Natural Resources for the Future

    Lead by Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank, the Potawatomi Community proves their commitment to protecting Mother Earth and "ensuring that future generations will have access to clean air, water and land," by incorporating renewable and energy-efficient initatives into their daily lives.

  • Raising the Voices of Women in the Health Care Reform Debate

    Empowering women to be their own advocates, Sara Finger, Founder and Executive Director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WAWH), commends the strides of the Affordable Care Act and continues to fight for the health care needs of women in her state.

  • A to Zydeco: Saving the Diversity of American English

    The National Endowment for the Humanities completes its longest continuously-funded project - the Dictionary of American Regional English, a product of a long-term collaboration among federal and state agencies, private foundations, and individual donors.

  • Championing the Veterans' Plight for Entrepreneurship

    Ted Lasser and the VETransfer team, with the help of the VAi2 initative, provide a never-before-seen approach to effectively tranisition veterans from active duty to like-minded civilian jobs after they return home.

  • Weekly Wrap Up: What $40 Means

    A quick look at what happened this week on

  • $40 Stories Across all 50 States

    Check out the slideshow below of the photos and stories of Americans across all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) who believed that their voice could make a difference and had the courage to speak out about what losing an extra $40 per paycheck would mean for them and for their family.

  • West Wing Week: 2/17/12 or "Go Big!"

    Welcome to West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.