Community Renewal

Celebrate the Summer Games at Your Local Lets Move! Olympic Fun Day

This post originally appeared on the Let's Move! blog on July 11, 2012.

First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games and she's calling on families around the country to support Team USA, not just by cheering on our athletes, but by getting active in their own communities.

The Leadership of the Now

Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International“I am the leadership of the now.” That's what Ely Flores told the White House Council for Community S

From Tragedy Springs a Seed of Inspiration

While Juliana Ko was serving as an AmeriCorps member with Teach for America on the outskirts of a Navajo Nation Reservation, she tragically lost one of her students to suicide and knew that she had to do something for her adopted community.

Seeking Innovative and Sustainable Ways to Resolve Problems Within Our Communities

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 15, 2011.

Spreading Aloha: Eliminating Homelessness Among Native Hawaiians

AmeriCorps Alum, Desiree Vea

Greater DC Cares: Building Pathways to Youth Employment

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on November 29th, 2011.

National Service: Powering Community Solutions in Dallas

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on October 12, 2011.

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day 2011

In December 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day. This year, the theme of World Habitat Day is Cities and Climate Change.  The purpose of World Habitat Day is to:

 Beautifying a Community – One Yard at a Time

Jonathan has lived in Michigan his entire life. A few years ago, he decided the city of Southfield, Michigan, needed an all-volunteer, city-wide organization to help beautify his community. On a fateful day in 2005, Jonathan created The Southfield Parks and Garden Club. He created the Club because too often citizens felt it was someone’s “job” to keep the community clean and beautiful. Jonathan realized that many homes and green spaces were not managed because the homeowner was disabled, unable to work, or didn’t have the means to hire someone.

Pepperdine University Celebrates 21 Years of Stepping Forward

This past September 12, Pepperdine University alumni, parents, and friends took part in service projects around campus, across the nation, and around the world as part of the 21st annual Step Forward Day

What began as a single service project by two students has grown to engage generations of alumni, parents, and friends spanning the globe to live the motto of the University: Freely ye receive; freely give.

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