White House Honors “Champions of Change” in the Fight Against Youth Homelessness
Last week, The White House Office of Public Engagement honored 13 individuals who have made significant differences in the way their communities combat homelessness among children and youth as Champions of Change.
The Champions of Change series spotlights everyday heroes who are demonstrating a commitment to improving their own communities, their country, or the lives of their fellow citizens. We are looking for you to nominate someone who is doing extraordinary things to make a difference in your community as a “Champion of Change.”
Celebrate the Olympic Games at your Local Let’s Move Fun Day
First Lady Michelle Obama is leading the U.S. Delegation to the 2012 Olympic Games and she is calling on families around the country to support Team USA, not just by cheering on US athletes, but by getting active in your own communities.
Saturday, July 28th is the first day of the competition in London. Join your local Olympic Fun Day Meetup with family, friends and neighbors to play soccer, hold relay races, go for a bike ride--whatever gets you moving. RSVP and start planning your local Let’s Move! Olympic Fun Day Meetup.
Join a White House Hangout on Local Foods
Women play a prominent role in developing local and regional food systems that are creating jobs, pulling new people into agriculture, connecting communities, and improving health.On Tuesday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m. EDT, Jon Carson, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, and Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, will join inspiring women leaders in the field of local foods through a Google+ Hangout to hear their stories and answer your questions.
Ask questions and join the discussion on the White House Google+ Page and on Twitter using the hashtag #WHHangout. Questions can be submitted ahead of time and during the event.
Anne Filipic and Stephanie Valencia are Deputy Directors in the White House Office of Public Engagement.