All across the country, Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, the White House invites the public to tell the stories of “Champions of Change” at

One theme of service is education and empowerment, which is for innovative teachers and school leaders creating engaging and rigorous learning environments that get results, out of school programs providing hope, inspiration and opportunity, young adults setting off to be entrepreneurs or leaders in their communities, and programs giving adult learners the skills they need to succeed in a 21st-century economy.

Other themes of service are economic innovation and success; community revitalization; and sustainability.

The White House may begin having daily “Champions of Change” posted to its website. To nominate someone, go to