Ronnie Cho is the former Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement. Prior to joining the White House, he was an editor at the Newsweek Daily Beast Company in New York City where he wrote and edited content related to social justice, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. In 2009, Cho worked at the Federal Communications Commission as part of the team that wrote the National Broadband Plan and also served as Associate Director, Office of Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The Phoenix, Arizona native has worked on several political and issue campaigns including Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial race, and most recently on the Obama for America campaign beginning in Iowa in 2007. He was also featured in the HBO documentary “By The People: The Election of Barack Obama” that followed President Obama’s historic campaign. He went to Arizona State University.
Joshua Williams is a middle school student at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Florida. He is the Founder and CEO of Joshua’s Heart Foundation, which has distributed almost 500,000 pounds of food to those in need.
Max Wallack, a 17-year-old junior at Boston University, is the founder of PuzzlesToRemember.
Rebecca Shaw, a high school senior from New York, NY, is the founder and President of the Anti-Bullying Leadership Network and chaired the recent New York Conference on Bullying Prevention.
Truth Muller, age 13, of Rock Hill, New York was concerned about declining bat populations in the rural town where he lives.
Calla Gilson, age 17, from Delta, Ohio is an advocate for local migrant workers and the educational needs of migrant youth. She got her start volunteering with the Migrant Ministry, a program that provides educational support for migrant students and advocates on behalf of the migrant worker community.
For the Win, a weekly blog series featuring the remarkable initiatives that young Americans are advancing to win the future for their communities, honors Jordyn Schara, a high school senior from Reedsburg, WI, who founded Wisconsin Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal, known as WI P2D2, to help communities dispose of medicines safely, preventing teen prescription drug abuse and avoiding water contamination.
Lance Oppenheim, a 17 year-old from Southwest Ranches, FL, featured the winner of a literary writing contest in a video called Open Your Eyes which asked participants to describe what child hunger means to them. Lance serves as a National Youth Advisory Council member of generationOn, the global youth service enterprise of Points of Light.
Tiffani Alexander, a 14 year-old from Covington, GA, is a member of the National Youth Advisory Council at generationOn, the global youth service enterprise of Points of Light. She is also the founder of Butterflies, Beetles and Bees, Oh My!, a bug club she runs in partnership with the Prevent Child Abuse Rockdale program.
Amy Crews creates a website allowing people to donate to charity while they sign up for magazine subscriptions.
Christina’s work has helped countless individuals begin the healing process after losing a loved one. During this holiday season, let’s all cherish the time we have with our friends and family.