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  • Posted on Jan 20, 2010
    January is National Mentoring Month – we officially take time to shine a spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in their life. Today the President and First lady will announce a new mentoring initiative and you can watch live at (4:05 EST). To learn more and how to get involved, visit
  • Posted on Jan 19, 2010
    Yesterday, the President and the First Lady dedicated their morning to serving the community here in DC.
  • Posted on Jan 19, 2010
    Yesterday was the Martin Luther King Day of Service - hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country participated in service projects. Here is David's story. I spent my MLK Day volunteering at Bruce Monroe Elementary School with Greater DC Cares. Armed with only barebones project details, I wasn’t quite sure how I would be serving. I did know that we would beautify the school. I was also fairly sure that paint brushes would be prominently involved. I was excited for the day.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    And the stories of service have started coming in…we thought we would share some pictures from Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Eric Shinseki. Sec. Shinseki helped prepare food for distribution to area soup kitchens at DC Central Kitchen.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    This morning the President, First Lady and their family visited So Others Might Eat, an organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets – the first family served food to homeless and hungry men, women and children.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    We want to share with you an idea of what is happening across the country today – this is just a glimpse at the 10,000+ service projects found at
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2010
    Katrina works with AmeriCorps NCCC, which is a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service. This is her MLK Day story.
  • Posted on Jan 16, 2010
    This morning over 200 volunteers arrived at the Sunlight Foundation in Washington, DC to code for the crisis in Haiti. Convened by CrisisCamp DC, volunteers are collaborating on technology projects that aim to assist in Haiti's relief efforts by providing data, information, maps and technical assistance to NGOs, relief agencies and the public.
  • Posted on Jan 15, 2010
    During my relatively brief tenure in Washington, I have had the privilege of working with technology professionals who share a sense of purpose that often extends beyond corporate walls and into their local communities. This year, the Administration wants to tap into that spirit of generosity by collaborating with the Corporation for National and Community Service during the MLK Day of Service to launch the MLK Technology Challenge (on Twitter: #MLKTech).
  • Posted on Jan 15, 2010
    Monday is the Martin Luther King Day of Service – people across the country will come together to honor Dr King by serving in their communities. We want to hear from you and how you plan to serve - or you can check in next week and let us know how your service project went. Here is Nicky Goren, our Acting CEO, sharing her story of service:


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