Compton and Alaska Native youth leaders will join Compton Mayor Aja Brown and the First Lady of Washington State, Trudi Inslee at the White House Roosevelt Room on Thursday, December 8 as featured participants in the Roundtable on Diversity, Youth & the Outdoors. ... read more »
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Mayor of Baltimore and the head of the African American Mayors Association clemency initiative, issued the following statement in light of AAMA submitting a letter to the President highlighting a priority list of clemency applications ... read more »
South Los Angeles was bypassed as a Promise Zone designee in 2014, leading to significant disappointment and a new commitment not to have this community left out again. A collaboration of leaders and advocates came together to develop a thorough and compelling application for the latest round of designations as part of the Obama Administration’s Promise Zone Initiative. ... read more »
Thousands of low-income students will be eligible for federal Pell grant money to take college courses while still in high school.
The opportunity is part of an experimental program announced on October 30 by the Obama administration. ... read more »