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PIC Announces Speakers and Performers for National Day of Service Summit

by: Oreo

Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 11:23:12 AM EST



 
WASHINGTON – Today the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced the speakers and performers who will kick off the 57th Presidential Inauguration at the Service Summit on the National Mall as part of President Obama’s National Day of Service.  Speaking and performing at the Service Summit will be National Day of Service Honorary Chair Chelsea Clinton, PIC Co-Chair Eva Longoria, singer-songwriter Ben Folds, Iraq war veteran and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, American Heart Association spokesperson and television personality Star Jones, actress Angela Bassett, gospel singer Yolanda Adams, U.S. Rep and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and the Washington Children’s Choir. The event will be emceed by 94.7 Fresh FM host Tommy McFly.
 
Each speaker will highlight one of seven themes of service: community resilience, economic development, education, environment, faith, health, and veterans and military families.
 
The public can sign up for the Service Summit on the National Mall at
http://www.2013pic.org/service/dc. Nearly 100 service organizations will be on hand conducting service projects and training citizens to serve in their communities throughout the coming year. Volunteers can paint a portable mural for a D.C.-area school with Greater DC Cares or work with faith-based organizations to craft cards for hospitalized and foster care children. The Red Cross will offer CPR and AED training, and First Book will fill backpacks with new books for children in need.  With a series of hands-on activities, Share Our Strength will teach ways to select healthy foods on a budget. Roots and Shoots will have kid-friendly crafts that make use of recycled materials to protect migratory birds and the American Legion will be working with volunteers to make “Valentines for Vets.”
 
“We could not be more excited that so many distinguished Americans are answering the President and Vice President’s call to serve,” said PIC spokeswoman Addie Whisenant. “The service fair on the National Mall will undoubtedly capture the spirit of shared commitment and ongoing service so important to President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families.” 
 
In response to a call to action from President Obama, thousands of Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in the National Day of Service to strengthen their communities and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 2009, President Obama and the First Lady started the tradition of holding a National Day of Service the weekend before the swearing-in. President Obama has always believed that everyone has something they can contribute to their community, and that America works best when neighbors help neighbors.
 
More information on the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee and the National Day of Service can be found at
www.2013pic.org and on Twitter @obamainaugural.  The official hashtag of the National Day of Service is #iserve.
 
Full list of organizations participating in the Service Summit on the Mall after the jump  
Oreo :: PIC Announces Speakers and Performers for National Day of Service Summit
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
 
4-H        
www.4-h.org
 
Bread for the City              
www.breadforthecity.org
 
Corporation for National & Community Service        
www.nationalservice.gov
 
Greater DC Cares             
www.greaterdccares.org
 
HOPE Worldwide Ltd.       
www.hopeww.org
 
ITNAmerica         
itnamerica.org
 
Life Pieces to Masterpieces           
www.lifepieces.org
 
Local Initiatives Support Corporation          
www.lisc.org
 
Martha's Table  
www.marthastable.org
 
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters            
www.nvoad.org
 
Points of Light    
www.pointsoflight.org
 
Public Allies         
www.publicallies.org
 
United Way Worldwide    
www.unitedwaynca.org
 
Voices for National Service             
www.voicesforservice.org
 
Volunteers of America     
www.voa.org
 
 
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
 
A Wider Circle    
www.awidercircle.org
 
ByteBack             
www.byteback.org
 
Capital Area Food Bank   
www.capitalareafoodbank.org
 
U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services
www.uscis.gov
 
Dress for Success              
www.dressforsuccess.org
 
Department of Commerce             
www.commerce.gov
 
Department of Housing & Urban Development       
www.hud.gov
 
Department of Transportation      
www.dot.gov
 
Department of Labor       
www.dol.gov
 
Goodwill Industries International 
www.goodwill.org
 
Liberty's Promise               
www.libertyspromise.org
 
Millennium Challenge Corporation and U.S. Agency for International Development
www.mcc.gov & www.usaid.gov
 
Operation HOPE
www.operationhope.org
 
Rebuilding Together
www.rebuildingtogether.org
 
Share Our Strength           
www.nokidhungry.org
 
YouthBuild (Sasha Bruce Youthwork)           
www.sashabruce.org
 
 
 
EDUCATION
               
826DC  
www.826dc.org
 
After School All-Stars    
www.afterschoolallstars.org
 
Afterschool Alliance       
www.afterschoolalliance.org
 
Big Brothers & Big Sisters - Capitol Region            
www.bbbs.org
 
Citizen Schools
www.citizenschools.org
 
City Year             
www.cityyear.org
 
Department of Education            
www.ed.gov
 
First Book           
www.firstbook.org
 
Jumpstart           
www.jstart.org
 
Literacy Volunteers of America 
www.lvanca.org
 
NASA   
www.nasa.gov
 
Next Step Foundation  
www.nextstepfoundation.org
 
Reading Is Fundamental              
www.rif.org
 
Teach for America          
www.teachforamerica.org
 
 
ENVIRONMENT
Ample Harvest 
www.ampleharvest.org
 
DC Department of Parks and Recreation
www.dpr.dc.gov/DC/DPR
 
Department of Agriculture         
www.usda.gov
 
Department of Energy  
energy.gov
 
Department of Interior
www.doi.gov
 
Environmental Protection Agency           
www.epa.gov
 
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue            
www.luckydoganimalrescue.org
 
National Park Service    
www.nps.gov
 
National Wildlife Federation      
www.nwf.org
 
Potomac Riverkeeper   
www.potomacriverkeeper.org
 
Roots and Shoots            
www.rootsandshoots.org
 
Sierra Club         
www.sierraclub.org
 
Student Conservation Association           
www.thesca.org
 
The Corps Network        
www.corpsnetwork.org
 
 
 
FAITH
Catholic Volunteer Network      
www.catholicvolunteernetwork.org
 
Concerned Black Men National
www.cbmnational.org
 
DC Jewish Community Center   
www.washingtondcjcc.org
 
Habitat for Humanity     
www.dchabitat.org
 
Interfaith Youth Core
www.ifyc.org
 
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
www.jesuitvolunteers.org
 
Junior League of Northern Virginia          
www.jlnv.org
 
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers              
www.ndmva.org
 
Salvation Army - Capitol Region
www.salvationarmyusa.org
 
Sunshine Mail Foundation          
www.sunshinemail.org
 
Shepherd's Table            
www.shepherdstable.org
 
We Feed Our People     
www.wefeedourpeople.org
               
 
 
 
 
 
 
HEALTH
American Diabetes Association 
www.diabetes.org
 
American Heart Association       
www.heart.org
 
Autism Speaks 
www.autismspeaks.org
 
Best Buddies International         
www.bestbuddies.org
 
Community Health Corps            
www.communityhealthcorps.org
 
DC Rape Crisis Center    
www.dcrcc.org
 
Feeding America             
www.feedingamerica.org
 
Food and Friends            
www.foodandfriends.org
 
Health and Human Services        
www.hhs.gov
 
Peace Corps      
www.peacecorps.gov
 
Red Cross           
www.redcross.org
 
Simple Changes
www.simplechanges.org
 
Teens Run DC   
www.teensrundc.org
 
The Women’s Center
www.thewomenscenter.org

 
VETERANS
 
American Legion             
www.legion.org
 
Blue Star Families            
www.bluestarfam.org
 
Comfort for America's Uniformed Services         
www.cause-usa.org
 
Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov
 
Give an Hour     
www.giveanhour.org
 
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America          
www.iava.org
 
Team Rubicon  
www.teamrubiconusa.org
 
The Mission Continues
www.missioncontinues.org
 
Veterans of Foreign Wars           
www.vfw.org
 
Vietnam Veterans of America   
www.vva.org
 
Young Marines 
www.youngmarines.com

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