First Meeting of the White House Council for Community Solutions

Please visit the White House website for a live look into the meeting! You can also participate in a live discussion of the meeting on Facebook

The live video stream was available from 9:15-11:20am EST and 1pm-3pm EST on Friday, February 4th, 2011.

The Council will provide advice to the President on the best ways to mobilize citizens, nonprofits, businesses and government to work more effectively together to solve specific community needs. In addition, the White House Council for Community Solutions has been tasked with three key functions: enlisting leaders in the non-profit, private, and philanthropic sectors to make progress on key policy goals; providing strategic input and recommendations to help the federal government promote greater innovation and cross-sector collaboration; and honoring and highlighting those making a significant impact in their own communities. The Council is composed of leaders from non-profits, corporations and foundations who are committed to social innovation and civic engagement.