Tag Archives: barack obama
Posted on 01. Jul, 2009 by Andrew.
I was sitting in the East Wing of the White House next to Bob Grimm, Director of Research and Policy Development for the Corporation for National and Community Service, waiting for the program to begin. I turned to him with my camera and camcorder in hand and asked, “Have you been here before?” He replied, […]
Posted on 30. Jun, 2009 by Andrew.
Late Saturday night, I got home and checked my email for the first time that day to find an invitation from the White House to attend an event with President Obama to highlight the extraordinary efforts in communities to solve some of our country’s toughest problems. Needless to say, it was an exciting moment for […]
Posted on 07. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I received an email yesterday from America Forward, a strong partner in the area of government and social innovation. In the email they asked, “Can you hear the drumbeat?” They pointed to a variety of factors coming together simultaneously, beginning with the signing of the Serve America Act, that signify our government’s recognition of social […]
Posted on 24. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
I am back in D.C. today to work with one of our clients, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. A team from Root Cause is supporting the development of their strategic business plan. Charter schools are getting quite a bit of attention these days, with support from both President Obama and Arne Duncan, the […]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
Yesterday President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law. It is truly a historic day. Alan Khazei, co- founder of City Year, who now leads Be The Change, Inc. and is a driving force of the service movement, wrote an incredible piece about this historic moment in the Huffington Post. For more on City […]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2009 by Andrew.
Over the past year, we have seen tremendous excitement about the possibility that an Obama Administration would spur the advancement of social innovation. On the campaign trail, Obama consistently spoke about opening some sort of office within the White House that would focus on advancing innovation for social impact. Now that time is close. Possibly […]
Posted on 30. Jan, 2009 by Andrew.
Recently, I watched the “John Adams” miniseries based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by David McCullough (well worth watching). What struck me is how innovative, resilient, and visionary people were back then when America was at an inflection point in history. I was particularly struck by the quest to create “a more perfect Union.” In […]