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The Science of Cute



The Science of Cute

If you can find a more adorable way to show the potential 3D printing technology than this puppy’s new paws, we’d like to see it. 

Learn more at the White House Science Fair … and happy National Puppy Day!

Champions of Change Channel Chavez's Life of Service

The idea of combining service and leadership is one that defined the life of Cesar Chavez. He dedicated his life to bringing attention to the poverty of migrant farmworkers and other segments of the population that were marginalized or overlooked. Chavez also showed us that, no matter how humble our beginnings, we can all accomplish great things.

Conserving the Future of Our Outdoors

The national service community has much to be proud of when it comes to protecting our outdoors. Among many actions, we restore public lands and preserve parks across in communities across the country. Yesterday this work was front and center at the White House, where a Champions of Change program celebrated local leaders who are working to get young people to learn, play, serve, and work outdoors.

My Brother’s Keeper: Service and Social Innovation Creating Opportunity

During your life’s journey, I am sure that you can remember times when your path was made clearer or your baggage lighter because of someone who helped along the way. These thoughts came to mind today as President Obama outlined his plan to expand opportunity for boys and young men of color through the My Brother’s Keeper initiative and a new federal task force on which I am honored to serve.

MLK Day 2014: Start a Year of Citizen Action

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to improving the world in which he lived—and challenged the rest of us to do the same. He not only championed the equal rights but also equal access to economic opportunity for all Americans. This year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will honor his legacy as hundreds of thousands of Americans pay tribute by serving their communities on Monday, Jan. 20.

Nominate a Hero for the 2013 Citizens Medal

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AmeriCorps: Service, Sacrifice, and Solutions

The post was originally published on the White House Blog on March 11, 2013. Jonathan Greenblatt is Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the Domestic Policy Council.

Hanging Out With AmeriCorps

The following post appeared on the White House Blog on Aug. 19, 2012.

On August 17, we held a Google+ Hangout to highlight the difference AmeriCorps, a national service opportunity that has logged more than 1 billion hours of service since 1994, is making in communities across the country.

AmeriCorps Alums at the White House!

White House LogoHosted in collaboration with the White House Office of Public Engagement and AmeriCorps Alums, the Corporation for National and Community Service is pleased to announce a convening of AmeriCorp

Finding Inspiration in the Champions of Change

This article originally appeared on the White House Blog on Aug. 7, 2012.

Earlier this year, President Obama celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Champions of Change program by bringing together a group of Champions to hear about the work they are doing to advance their communities.

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