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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 2, 2008

Fact Sheet: President Bush Has Improved How We Address Human Need Through Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

"The Administration has upheld its promise to treat community and faith-based organizations as trusted partners.... You've helped revolutionize the way government addresses the greatest challenges facing our society."

- President George W. Bush, 6/26/08

Today, President Bush is visiting Youth Focus, Inc.’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Greensboro to highlight accomplishments of the Mentoring Children of Prisoners (MCP) program, which has exceeded its goal of securing mentor matches for 100,000 children with incarcerated parents. Today, more than 110,000 children of prisoners have been matched with a caring mentor who can provide the consistent guidance and support these children need to succeed in life.

The Faith-Based and Community Initiative Has Revolutionized The Way Our Government Addresses The Greatest Challenges Facing Our Society

The Faith-Based and Community Initiative “has fundamentally changed the government's strategy for improving the lives of the downtrodden…. [D]ue to the achievements of faith-based charities that have received Federal aid, the partnership between government and religious organizations will continue to strengthen.”

– Peyton Miller, Harvard Political Review, 11/5/08


The Faith-Based And Community Initiative Joined With The Armies Of Compassion To Wage A Determined Attack On Need

The Faith-Based And Community Initiative Built A Powerful Network Of Public-Private Partnerships To Address Need



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