March 24, 2014

Making Progress for our Nation’s Families

Cross posted from White House.gov Shortly after he took office, President Obama created the White Housing Council on Women and Girls. Chaired by Valerie Jarrett, the council is charged with ensuring there is a coordinated effort between federal agencies of policies and programs that impact women and families. As a partner of the interagency council, […]

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January 23, 2014

Investing in Communities to Provide Affordable Housing

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Passion White found herself in a women’s shelter while her children were living with other family members.  She was working full-time but she still couldn’t make ends meet.  White found affordable housing at Compton Apartments.  The affordable rent allowed White to bring her children under one roof where the family was safe.  Now she is […]

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January 17, 2014

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

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Did you know that since 1964, the number of adults who smoke in the U.S. has dropped by half? However, there is still work to be done to eradicate smoking and stop the effects it has on the health of many Americans – people who smoke and people who breathe the smoke that other people […]

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December 4, 2013

Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is Finalist for Innovations in American Government Award

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Cross posted from ED.gov Last week, The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, announced the finalists for the Innovations in American Government Award. From a pool of more than 600 applicants, the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative is one of five finalists being recognized for the positive impact […]

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February 19, 2013

Public, Private Partnership Aims to Help More Americans Get Connected to Internet

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For most people, resources ranging from new job possibilities to a home remedy to remove spaghetti sauce from a white shirt are only a click away because they can use the basic technology they have in their homes – a computer with Internet access.  Unfortunately, for millions of Americans even the simplest tasks become monumental […]

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