For Immediate Release June 19, 2009
*Note: This event is closed to the public.*
Mrs. Obama will join the First Lady of California Maria Shriver and Corporation for National and Community Service acting CEO Nicky Goren to highlight the importance of children’s health and well-being by helping to construct a public playground at Bret Harte Public Elementary School in San Francisco in conjunction with KaBOOM!. KaBOOM! empowers communities to build play spaces for children across the country.
1035 Gilman Avenue
San Francisco, CA
*NOTE: This event is closed to the press and the public.*
Attorney General Holder will visit the Police Athletic League in Philadelphia to tour the PAL center, speak to youth and volunteers and toss the opening tip-off of a youth basketball game.
732 N. 17th Street
Shenandoah National Park
Highway 121 and Skyline Drive
Secretary Salazar will hold a media availability at 12:00pm EST.
Secretary Locke will visit the La Mesita Homeless Shelter for Families in Mesa, Arizona to read to children and serve them lunch at the Child Care Center.
La Mesita Homeless Shelter for Families
2254 W. Main Street
Secretary Solis will work with the Los Angeles Communities Advocating for Unity Social Justice and Action YouthBuild program to help construct energy-efficient housing for low income individuals.
1117 Goodrich Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Secretary Donovan will join volunteers from the St. Bernard Project and other local organizations to rebuild a New Orleans home that was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. Donovan will also join the St. Bernard Project to welcome a family back into their Gentilly neighborhood home that was recently renovated with support from the St. Bernard Project.
The Allen Family House
7730 Hansbrough Avenue
New Orleans, LA
The Wiltz Family House
5334 Cameron Blvd.
New Orleans, LA
Secretary LaHood will visit and work on Habitat for Humanity’s Atlantic Avenue project in Brooklyn, New York. The Atlantic Avenue project is a 41 unit, multi-family, energy efficient building complex.
Atlantic Avenue Habitat for Humanity project
2331 Atlantic Avenue (between Eastern parkway and Sherlock Place)
Secretary LaHood will hold a media availability at 2:00pm.
Secretary Chu will travel to Battle Creek, Michigan for an energy efficiency event in partnership with League of Conservation Voters at the local YMCA. He will help assemble home energy efficiency kits and educational materials to help families lower their energy costs.
Battle Creek YMCA
182 Capital Avenue NE
Battle Creek, MI
Secretary Duncan will meet with librarians and then read to children at Fanwood Memorial Library in Fanwood, New Jersey to highlight the importance of combating reading loss during the summer.
Fanwood Memorial Library
North Avenue and Tillotson Road
Secretary Duncan will hold a media availability at 2:40pm EDT.
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Secretary Shinseki will assist volunteer drivers in transporting patients who are unable to drive to their medical appointments at VA Medical Centers. Assistant Secretary Duckworth will address a group of youth volunteers about "Knowing and Respecting Disabled Veterans" and help escort a patient to a rehabilitation appointment.
Secretary Napolitano will be working with the Orlando Citizen Corps Council and volunteers in Orlando to assemble Community Emergency Response Team kits in preparation for hurricane season at the Orlando Emergency Operations Center.
City of Orlando Emergency Operations Center
110 Andes Avenue
Station 8, Denver Fire Department
1616 Park Avenue
*Note: This event is closed to the public.*
Ambassador Rice will visit the Harlem Children’s Zone in New York, where she will teach middle and high school students about the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and about the emergency relief items needed by children in the DRC. The US Fund for UNICEF will make a donation of emergency goods to children in the DRC, and the Harlem students will personalize the gifts with cards and photos.
Harlem Children’s Zone
35 East 125th Street
New York, NY
Ambassador Kirk will serve breakfast at The Second Chance Café at The Bridge, a program of The Stewpot, a facility that feeds the homeless in Dallas, Texas. The Stewpot is a comprehensive resource center for homeless and at-risk individuals in Dallas.
The Second Chance Café at The Bridge
1818 Corsicana St.
Administrator Jackson will join Missouri River Relief, Blue River Watershed Association, Missouri Stream Team and Friends of the Kaw, as well as local students to monitor and help clean up the Missouri and Kansas Rivers at Kaw Point Park, Kansas. Students will be testing mercury levels in fish and measuring water quality and volunteers will be using boats to pick up trash along the rivers’ banks.
Kaw Point Park
Kansas City, KS
Acting Administrator Alonzo Fulgham will participate in an immunization drive with the Baltimore City Health Department, the Esperanza Center, a health center that provides bilingual primary care adult, pediatric and well-woman care, and the Baltimore City Women, Infant and Children program.
430 South Broadway
Baltimore City WIC Program
620 N. Caroline Street
Chairwoman Nancy Sutley will work with the Anacostia Watershed Society to plant native wetland species in Kingman Lake, a 35-acre wetlands marsh adjacent to the Anacostia River. Kingman Lake is the biggest tidal wetland in D.C.
2790 Benning Road, NE
Administrator Mills, along with SCORE, Small Business Development Center and Women's Business Center volunteers and counselors will host a Young Entrepreneurs session at Southern Maine Community College. Mills, along with the other volunteers, will counsel budding business leaders by providing insight and assistance based on their knowledge and past experiences.
Southern Maine Community College
Peter A. McKernan Hospitality Center
2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME
Secretary Sebelius will participate in the "Reach Out and Read" program and read to children at a local health center in the DC metro area. Details are forthcoming.
Director John Berry will visit Food For Others food distribution center to kick off the ‘Feds Feed Families’ food drive that federal employees will participate in throughout the summer.
Food For Others
2938 Prosperity Avenue
Secretary Geithner will participate in a community service project in Washington, DC. Details are forthcoming.
Secretary Vilsack will work with the Summer Food Service Program in Chicago to help prepare and distribute free, nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas who are enrolled in the program. The Summer Food Service Program is administered by the Food and Nutrition Service, an agency of the USDA.
St. Agatha Family Empowerment Center