John Berry, Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management announces the launch of the 2010 Feds Feed Families with an event at the Capital Area Food Bank. Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to meet this challenge by gathering 1,200,000 pounds of food for families in need this summer.
Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, moderated a discussion at the Community Health Data Forum about the use and continued creation of tools which could provide the public with access to community health data and empower community decision-making.
Posted by Patrick Corvington on May 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM
Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, discusses a new Social Innovation Fund that has the potential to transform how our nation tackles social challenges. Watch a live stream on Thursday, May 27th at 11:45 AM EDT with First Lady Michelle Obama for an exciting announcement about the fund's progress.
Sonal Shah, Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, visits Youth Villages in Memphis, Tennessee today as part of the Community Solutions Tour. Youth Villages is a great example of an organization using data to effectively drive better outcomes for kids.
Posted by Aaron Williams on April 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams discusses how Peace Corps volunteers carry with them the spirit of social entrepreneurship and makes an exciting announcment on the heels of the Summit about plans to expand Peace Corps presence in Muslim communities.
Tomorrow, we are co-hosting a very cool conference on how prizes and challenges can spur innovation in government, with public innovators from dozens of federal agencies and a number of private and philanthropic experts. Check out this post to see how you can participate.