United We Serve
Posted on Jan 17, 2011
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on January 14, 2011. This Monday, Americans across the nation will honor Dr. King and mark the 25th anniversary of the holiday that bears his name. Sixteen years ago, Congress passed legislation transforming the King holiday into a national day of service. We’ve seen it grow from a handful of local events to well over 13,000 projects taking place this year in all 50 states.
Posted on Jan 7, 2011
This post originally appeared on the White House Office of Faith Based and Neigborhood Partnerships blog on January 7, 2011.
Posted on Jan 6, 2011
Last fall, about 360,000 youth, educators, and community partners began a year-long campaign to demonstrate the potential of education powered by service. Through the Learn and Serve Challenge, they pledged to engage in service-learning activities to help more young people understand how their education is relevant in the real world.
Posted on Dec 29, 2010
As 2010 comes to an end I am pleased at all we have accomplished within Indian Country but much more needs to be done. I’m extremely proud to be Native American and I’m honored to serve as the Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
What do Thanksgiving, fried turkey and biodiesel have in common? Six weeks ago, the NCCC Delta 8 “Green Team” began serving with a nonprofit in New Orleans on an energy conservation project to develop a sustainable plan and solicit restaurants to donate used cooking oil for biodiesel fuel production.
Posted on Dec 22, 2010
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 22, 2010.
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 21st, 2010.
Posted on Dec 14, 2010
The President and First Lady on Child Nutrition Bill: "The Basic Nutrition They Need to Learn and Grow and to Pursue Their Dreams"This post originally appearted on the White House Blog on December 13th, 2010.
Posted on Dec 3, 2010
On Wednesday, I was on hand for the release of an important report that shows our nation is making progress on increasing high school graduation rates, but we have much further to go and must accelerate our efforts.
Posted on Dec 2, 2010
Last month, the National Service-Learning Partnership joined with Learn and Serve America to challenge our nation’s young people to use their education to make a difference in their local and global community. Over the last four weeks, more than 360,000 people responded.