Officials from the White House, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services welcome a diverse group of federal officials, non-profit workers, faith leaders, school administrators, researchers, and child welfare advocates to the White House, to announce a series of steps aimed at providing stronger support to help children with incarcerated parents succeed, and overcome the unique obstacles they often face.
October 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM ET by Roy L. Austin Jr., Karol Mason
President Obama announces the My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge, which will encourage communities to implement cradle-to-college-and-career strategies aimed at improving life outcomes for all young people.
September 30, 2014 at 4:53 PM ET by Broderick Johnson, Jim Shelton
President Obama visits the Walker Jones Education Campus in Washington, D.C. to participate in a town hall with youth, and to announce exciting new commitments to the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, designed to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.
Since President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in February, community leaders and organizations across the country speaking up about the work they're doing to enhance opportunities for boys and young men of color.
My Brother’s Keeper is President Obama's initiative to help ensure that boys and young men of color in America have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since announcing the initiative in February, the public response has been overwhelming.
April 9, 2014 at 10:50 AM ET by Broderick Johnson and Jim Shelton
A group of leaders in higher education join the President and First Lady at the White House to take the next step toward ensuring that every child, rich or poor, has the opportunity for a quality college education so they can get ahead.
President Obama announced the first five “Promise Zone” locations, an initiative that partners with local communities and businesses to create jobs, expand access to educational opportunities and spur economic mobility and security.
January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM ET by Megan Slack and Alicia Oken
By working with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safe, Promise Zones will help build on the Obama Administration’s commitment to create better futures for the middle class and those striving to reach the middle class.
In his weekly address, President Obama highlights the bipartisan budget agreement that unwinds some of the cuts that were damaging to the economy and keeps investments in areas that help us grow, and urges both parties to work together to extend emergency unemployment insurance and act on new measures to create jobs and strengthen the middle class.
In addition to helping American families during tough economic times, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provide one of the most cost-effective methods for boosting growth and jobs when the economy is weak.
The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.
December 12, 2013 at 3:15 PM ET by Secretary Tom Vilsack and Nancy Sutley
President Obama discusses what he called the defining challenge of our time: reversing a decades-long trend toward more inequality and less upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain, the idea that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.
Over the last three years, this administration has made unprecedented investments in the community college system through the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training − or TAACCCT − grant program.
November 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM ET by Secretary Tom Perez and Dr. Jill Biden
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans all over the country are enrolling in affordable health coverage. Many were unable to get insurance before and many others are signing up for new plans that offer better coverage than what they had before, often at lower costs.
The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.