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President Obama Appoints Melissa Rogers as New Director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in the White House

Melissa RogersAs of today, there’s a new director of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in The White House. President Obama announced Melissa Rogers will take the role as well as being a special assistant to the president.

According to The Christian Post, Rogers will provide President Obama with spiritual support and guidance, and assist the Administration in its efforts to collaborate with faith-based and nonprofit organizations throughout the country.

Roger’s previously chaired the president’s Inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. In this capacity, Rogers collaborated with members of the council to adopt consensus recommendations regarding ways in which the federal government could strengthen its partnerships with religious and secular nonprofit organizations that serve people in need.

The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships was established in 2001 by former President George W. Bush, who used his first executive order to create the initiative, which was established with the aim of increasing government-funded social service grants to faith-based organizations that are improving the lives of those who live in their communities.


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