Last week I attended an event at the White House focused on the Strong Cities Strong Communities (SC2) initiative that the Obama administration launched in July 2011. The program is a customized pilot initiative to strengthen local capacity and spark economic growth in local communities.
Half a world away from where I sit today, 70% of the population lives in poverty in Nigeria’s nine-state Niger Delta region. Of the 30 million people who live in this mostly rural area, 62% are younger than age 30.
This article first appeared on Mashable and I'm sharing it here because the business leaders we work with are always interested in effective ways to engage with local officials to solve community challenges.
By Sara Scheller, BCLC
The United States is different today than before the recession, facing new economic and social challenges. To succeed in these trying times, Americans need effective local, state, and national leaders – something in increasingly short supply.
I recently interviewed Faith Frank, President of the AXA Foundation about AXA Achievement, the foundation's program to offer college access and advice to prospective students and their families.