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Partnering With Local Communities: The First Five "Promise Zones"

Today, President Obama will announce five "Promise Zones" -- partnerships with local communities to work to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety.

These five communities -- in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma -- have committed to use existing resources on proven strategies, and make new investments that reward hard work. Because as the President noted, in a country as great as this one, a child’s zip code should never determine their opportunity.

Learn more about these Promise Zones -- and tune in today at 2:20 p.m. ET.

A student hugs President Barack Obama as he greets students following his second annual Back-to-School Speech at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 14, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

A student hugs President Barack Obama as he greets students following his second annual Back-to-School Speech at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania September 14, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 

 

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 Today's Schedule

All times are Eastern Time (ET)

10:00 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing

11:00 AM: The President and the Vice President meet with Members of Congress

1:15 PM: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney WATCH LIVE

2:20 PM: The President delivers remarks announcing Promise Zones WATCH LIVE

4:30 PM: The President and the Vice President meet with Secretary of the Treasury Lew

 

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