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Wonder Woman in the Los Angeles Volunteer World

Young women who are making an impact by serving in their communities share their stories.

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.” And while his words ring true, I wonder if it is more accurate to say that our problems may be solved by women.

Today more women volunteer than men, and women are more generous donors to charitable causes than their male counterparts. When I think about the women in my life, from my mom and sister to my friends and colleagues, it’s clear that America’s women are winning the future for all of us. They’re helping their communities and the causes they care about, and surely aren’t doing it for the notoriety. They are what President Obama once said about his own grandmother, “quiet heroes.

I’m pleased to present a new blog series “Women Working to Do Good” that will profile extraordinary young women who are changing the world. In conjunction with our friends at Hello Giggles, we will be working to highlight strong female role models.

You can read the first profile here of Birte Klug, a native Los Angeleno who spends her time teaching, tutoring, and nurturing students ages 6-18. It’s a great read and to quote the article, “Some people do it all for the Benjamins, but Birte does it for something else: the kids.”

Stay tuned for this weekly series, “Women Working to Do Good” and check out the other blogs featured on

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Ronnie Cho is an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.