Sunday Series

The House of Hope Sunday Series

All Sunday Series events take place in the Sanctuary at 2 p.m., and are free and open to the public.

Dr. Jill Biden  ~  October 22, 2017

 

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, a proud military mom, and an active member of her community. As Second Lady, Dr. Biden worked to bring attention to the sacrifices made by military families, to highlight the importance of community colleges to America’s future, and to raise awareness around areas of particular importance to women, including breast cancer prevention, all while continuing to teach as a full-time English professor at a community college in Northern Virginia. She also has two Master's Degrees — both of which she earned while working and raising a family. She earned her Doctorate in Education from the University of Delaware in January of 2007.

Dr. Biden has always said that community colleges are “one of America’s best-kept secrets.” As a teacher, she sees how community colleges have changed the lives of so many of her students for the better. As Second Lady, she worked to underscore the critical role of community colleges in creating the best, most-educated workforce in the world. In 2012, 

She started the Biden Breast Health Initiative in Delaware, which has educated more than 10,000 high school girls about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

As a military mom, she understands firsthand how difficult it can be to have a loved one deployed overseas. Dr. Biden’s children’s book – Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops – was released in June 2012. It tells the story of a military family’s experience with deployment through the eyes of a child. Through their Joining Forces initiative, former First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden issued a national challenge to all Americans to take action and find ways to support and engage our military families in their own communities.