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We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

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By Billy Shore, founder and CEO, Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry

Forty-five million Americans today live below the poverty line. We’ve crossed a threshold where more than half of all public school students now live in low-income families. One in 5 children in our nation lives in a family that struggles with hunger. 

These are complicated issues, but childhood hunger is a solvable problem. We have the ability to ensure all kids get the healthy food they need, every day. And the Social Innovation Fund is a critical component in reaching that goal.

We have enough food in this nation, and the food programs we need to end childhood hunger are already in place. The problem: A lack of coordination, innovation, and sustainability has meant participation rates in some of these programs are alarmingly low. Simply put, these programs don’t always reach the kids who need them. 

It’s solvable, but we can’t do it alone. Since 2010, No Kid Hungry has been building the public-private partnerships needed for lasting, transformational change in the fight to end childhood hunger. Teaming up with the Social Innovation Fund in 2014 provided the catalyst to scale this work to the next level.

May 4, 2016

By Billy Shore, founder and CEO, Share Our Strength and No Kid Hungry

Forty-five million Americans today live below the poverty line. We’ve crossed a threshold where more than half of all...


Federal agencies have released a second call for bold proposals to improve education, employment, and other key outcomes for disconnected youth.  

Over five million 14-to-24-year-olds in the U.S. are out of school and not working. In many cases, they face the additional challenges including being low-income, homeless, in foster care, or involved in the justice system. In response, seven federal agencies are jointly inviting state, local, and tribal communities to apply to become a Performance Partnership Pilot (P3)  to test innovative, outcome-focused strategies to achieving better outcomes for these youth, as well as youth at risk of becoming disconnected from critical social institutions and supports.

May 3, 2016

Would college be an option our CollegeCommunityCareer (CCC) students in the Title I schools we serve?  Perhaps, but for the most part, unless you are in the top 10% in Texas (guaranteed admission to a Texas Public University in Texas), most of our students would end up taking an hourly job after high school graduation with no aspirations of attending  college.

CollegeCommunityCareer was founded to address the dire need to increase college success among low-income students in the greater Houston area.  CollegeCommunityCareer fosters a college-going culture with low income, first generation high school students and families.  CCC prepares students for admission to and graduation from a four year university based on these four foundational principals: college success, leadership development, civic engagement and career discovery. Our vision is to have employable civically-minded, college graduates.

Our high school program—which begins in grade 10 and continues through senior year—helps low-income students navigate the complex processes of college research and selection, financing, and acceptance, and once they are enrolled, we continue to support them four more years until they get their bachelors degree.

Apr 26, 2016

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