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Champions of Change

Cultivating the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

Levi Novey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Levi Novey

There's no silver bullet to combating climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and pollution of our air, water, and communities. But what these "Champions" perhaps give us most is inspiration and an example to follow.

Improving the Public's Health Through the Affordable Care Act

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

President Obama and the entire Obama administration have made prevention and public health a top priority because of the lasting effects they have on the health of Americans.

AmeriCorps 'Champions of Change' Deliver Inspiration

Michelle Nunn | Posted 10.16.2012 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Like our Olympic athletes, AmeriCorps members are the vanguard of a generation. They are doing the critical work of communities -- raising graduation rates, transitioning our veterans back to civilian life and responding to disasters.

From Mexico to El Otro Lado

Luis R. Cabrales | Posted 06.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Luis R. Cabrales

During my ten years working to protect the environment, I have witnessed the power of the law to bring about positive change in communities of color. This has encouraged me to pursue the kind of career I could only "DREAM" of as an undocumented teenager.

White House Launches 'LGBT Pride Month Champions of Change' Video Challenge

Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community heroes will be honored by the White House as part of the official "Champions of Change" series...

Obama Drug Policy: Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Rafael Lemaitre | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics
Rafael Lemaitre

There is no simple, straightforward fix to America's drug problem. Successfully combating this social challenge requires an approach that blends drug treatment, smart law enforcement and alternatives to incarceration.

Why It's Time To Stop Telling Young People They're the "Future"

Scott Gerber | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business
Scott Gerber

I recently spoke at the White House's Champions for Change event. The following is my speech: "I have good news and I have bad news. The bad news: W...

Making the Fourth Decade of AIDS the Last

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

We can and indeed must change the story about HIV/AIDS in our city and nation. Changing the story means working together to end HIV/AIDS in every neighborhood, every town, every state.