United We Serve

  • Posted on Aug 27, 2010
    This April, the Central Park Recreation Center in Atlanta was uninhabited and in disarray. Light fixtures were hanging from the ceiling, the Center had a stale smell, and brown water trickled from the faucets. Now, thanks to a partnership between Operation REACH's Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps and the City of Atlanta, the Center has reopened its doors to the community.
  • Posted on Aug 11, 2010
    Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from the White House Blog. Having the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints here at the White House this morning, there was a sense of hope and almost lightheartedness – nobody forgot that Louisiana is still in the midst of yet another tragedy, but it was reminder that New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast has seen the worst before and come out fighting.
  • Posted on Aug 5, 2010
  • Posted on Aug 4, 2010
    Today, President Barack Obama will announce the recipients of the 2010 Presidential Citizens Medal – and you can watch it live from the White House website. For over 40 years, the Presidential Citizens Medal has recognized Americans who have "performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens." Past recipients have included some of America's most respected public figures but also everyday heroes - united by an unwavering commitment to service. The Medal is among the highest honors a civilian can receive.
  • Posted on Jul 23, 2010
    Every day, nonprofit organizations are banding together to strengthen their communities through innovative ideas – and they are producing remarkable results. We need to support and grow these efforts. Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is excited to announce its first-ever Social Innovation Fund (SIF) awards designed to support community-driven efforts to improve the economic, health and education prospects of low-income families.
  • Posted on Jul 1, 2010
    Ed. Note: This blog is cross-posted from the White House blog. 
  • Posted on Jun 30, 2010
    Earlier this month, the United We Serve team launched its Let’s Read. Let’s Move. initiative. Let’s Read. Let’s Move. has three simple goals: increase opportunities for Americans to use service to promote physical activity; expand access to healthy and affordable food; and prevent summer learning loss in Ameria’s kids. We aren't going to successfully achieve thse goals alone. It is our hope that through strategic partnerships with organizations who focus on getting kids moving, reading and eating healthy foods, we will be able to make a significant impact.
  • Posted on Jun 28, 2010
    Today kicks of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service – more than 5,000 (!) service leaders are pouring into New York City to create greater impact and effectiveness in meeting social needs through service and volunteering.
  • Posted on Jun 24, 2010
    (From the White House Blog)
  • Posted on Jun 9, 2010
    All across America children are excitedly counting down the days to summer vacation; summer is a time each year when children and families can relax, play, and explore their creative interests together. We are, however, keenly aware that summer is also the time when the healthy habits and knowledge that our children developed during the school year are most likely to stall.

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