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White House Creates Office Of Innovation

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This NPR story on the Social Investment Fund features Citizen Schools, an Atlantic grantee.

by Pam Fessler

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Morning Edition, May 28, 2009 · The Obama administration has created the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. The idea is for the government to work with nonprofit organizations to identify programs that have had proven success in tackling social problems, such as homelessness and joblessness, and then to expand those programs across the country. The office will in effect provide seed money for the most innovative ideas. 

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