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  • My Brother's Keeper — Through this initiative, the Administration is joining with cities and towns, businesses, and foundations who are taking important steps to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and the skills they need to find a good job or go to college and work their way into the middle class.

  • White House Maker Faire — This initiative celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship in students learning STEM skills to power the renaissance in American manufacturing.

  • Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium — A network of Colleges and Registered Apprenticeship Programs working together to provide college-to-career opportunities.

  • The College Opportunity Day of Action—With over 600 new commitments by national organizations, funders and institutions, the College Opportunity Summit will help to connect more low-income students to the college that is right for them and ensuring more graduates, increase the pool of students preparing for college through early interventions, level the playing field in college advising and SAT/ACT test preparation, and strengthening remediation to help academically underprepared students progress through and complete college. 

  • White House initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans—This initiative will help identify evidence-based best practices to improve African American student achievement—from cradle to career. It will also work across federal agencies and with partners and communities nationwide to produce a more effective continuum of education programs for African American students.

  • White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics—The purpose of this initiative is to work directly with stakeholders, linking together key individuals and organizations from across the country to increase awareness of educational inequalities that persist and communicate and share programs and resources available to the community.

  • White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders—This Initiative works to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the nation through increased access to and participation in federal programs.

  • White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities—This initiative focuses on overcoming the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and universities to provide quality education.

  • White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaskan Native Education—This Initiative, located within the Department of Education, seeks to support activities that will strengthen the Nation by expanding education opportunities and improving education outcomes for all American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students.

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Last Modified: 01/13/2015