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Over the past eight years, the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (WHOFBNP) has worked with a wide range of community organizations, both faith-based and secular, to create greater opportunity for people across the country and around the world.  During this time of thanksgiving, we are expressing our gratitude, reflecting on our work and looking forward to the road ahead.

Today, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Melissa Rogers extended their gratitude to partners for the shared belief in the power of these collaborations, for joining with us, and for the good we have achieved together.  Click here to read their thank you letter.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Thank%20You%20Letter%20to%20Faith%20and%20Community%20Partners_November%2029%2C%202016.pdf

In addition, we’ve paused today to reflect on the accomplishments over the past eight years and look forward to continuing this work in the coming days. Whether it is increasing educational opportunities, reducing homelessness, combating hunger and disease, providing second chances, welcoming refugees and immigrants or protecting our environment, this work has made an enormous difference to people across the country and abroad.  To read more about these accomplishments, visit our blog.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/11/29/power-partnerships

Also today, the Brookings Institution is hosting a panel to discuss the economic importance of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships and consider strategies to strengthen these hubs of civic engagement and social support.  Click here to watch the webcast live starting at 9:00am ET. https://www.brookings.edu/events/the-halo-effect-and-the-economic-value-of-faith-based-organizations/

Join the conversation on social media today using the #Partners4Good and #FaithBasedOrgs and follow @WhiteHouse on Twitter to get the latest.

Working together, we have accomplished a lot in the past eight years.  As we pause today to reflect on these accomplishments, however, we also are mindful of the work that remains to be done. We look forward to continuing to work with leaders of faith-based and community groups to serve people in need, create greater understanding and promote the common good.

Sincerely,

The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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