For the past five years, the Obama administration has honored more than 1,300 ordinary citizens who drove positive changes every day in their communities with a “Champions of Change,” (COC) award. These award winners came […]
It was just an ordinary day at the office until Sokhom Mao noticed an email in his inbox from the White House.
Three weeks later, he was on a plane traveling from his home in Oakland, Calif., to Washington, D.C., to be honored as a 2015 White House Champion of Change. […]
A handful of supporters followed 26-year-old Sokhom Mao into Oakland City Hall last Wednesday to watch the young advocate make history. With a stroke of a pen on the required registration forms, Mao became the […]
Twenty-six-year old Sokhom Mao has decided to run for Oakland City Council’s second district seat. While there is still ample time before the July 1st 2014 filing date, the former foster youth and current commissioner […]
What makes a person so passionate about foster youth? In a series of interviews, The Chronicle of Social Change tells you what makes these people superstars in the world of child welfare services. This week […]