Profiles in Public Service tells the compelling stories about the unsung public servant leaders who have driven government’s most important accomplishments.
Co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher help break down common myths about government by highlighting the critical ways in which federal employees have demonstrated bold leadership to protect our health, safety and general well-being. In an age when people continue to hold negative views about government—but also rely on it to solve big problems and crises—the stories we share promise to rebuild public faith in the nation’s largest public organization.
Monica Hawkins and Charles D. Eldridge, two leaders at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, discuss the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative, a groundbreaking program that provides housing vouchers and other forms of assistance to young people aging out of foster care. Hawkins and Eldridge discuss why they launched FYI, its impact on at-risk youth and what others in government can learn from their work.