White House Week

3.5.14



On Thursday, the First Lady and Dr Biden announced that the Council on Foundations will lead the philanthropic community in establishing the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, which will be an enduring forum for donors to communicate and share best practices about supporting the veteran and military communities. The First Lady announced that the philanthropic community is pledging more than $100 million over the next five years to support veterans and military families. These commitments will fund organizations that support service members, veterans, survivors, and their families. The First Lady also called upon more donors to join this effort in order to fully support all those nonprofits and community groups that do such wonderful work for the military and veteran communities every day.

Watch a video of their remarks below.



This week the White House announced the second Annual Hackathon will take place on May 29th. The focus of this year’s National Day of Civic Hacking event is 'Our Petitions Write API,' which is currently in beta testing, and will help even more Americans make their voices heard -- allowing them to use the platform of their choice to reach the White House.

Participants will focus on building out new ways of signing petitions, shaking loose any bugs, and collaborating on ways to improve the API and We the People in general.

If you have the skills necessary to work with APIs and especially if you’ve developed on petitions platforms before, click here to submit an application.

Team USA also entered in the Let's Move Olympics- joined by Bo and Sunny!

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