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President Obama To Unveil “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

February 12, 2014 at 12:49 am / by

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shutterstock_57763921Now, I wouldn’t normally paste a press release in an article. But c’mon, the President of The United States is unveiling his new “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative?
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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 11, 2014

President to Host Event on “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

On Thursday, February 13, the President will host an event at the White House to unveil his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, taking action in partnership with foundations, businesses, and others to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.

In his State of the Union address, – as a part of his broader commitment to advance opportunity for all Americans – the President noted:  “I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential.”  Continuing to make good on the President’s pledge to use his pen and phone to make 2014 a year of action, the President will invite foundation leaders, corporate executives, and community leaders to this East Room event to enlist a wide cross-section in the public-private partnership.

The event will be open press and streamed live on www.whitehouse.gov/live.

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Karin Piper

Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of ParentledReform.org, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI’s 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded “2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education,” by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

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4 Comments

  1. 7loubro_4 says:

    No worthy white kids or half white half black kids or girls?

  2. nbamron says:

    Gee, I wish somebody had guaranteed me I would reach my full potential. How does that guarantee work? Do you have to become a political zombie to get there?

  3. freenca says:

    “America’s leading foundations and corporations” sounds like another crony-capitalism sop for the friends of the big BO.

  4. pegmcc says:

    so all you people who thought is was so cool to have mixed race brats??? well they get no opportunities because they are half white. stick to your own race.

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