White House Fellows volunteer to help build a playground at a school in Mississippi devastated by Hurricane Katrina. First Lady Laura Bush speaks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
White House Fellows have a strong legacy of service to their communities. Each class completes one or more community service projects during their year in Washington. Fellows have helped build homes with Habitat Humanity, mentored students coming to D.C. as part of Presidential Classroom, participated in the clean up of local schools, and spent a day at Jumpstart--an early childhood program that pairs students with preschool children in Head Start. Fellows also have raised money to support the Little White House, a charity that provides educational services to students and life skills training to neighborhood residents.