In March of 2007, Turning the TIDE was invited by Jay Hein, Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, to join the White House “State Strategies – Compassion in Action Roundtable.”  This event highlighted promising models of innovation within state and local governments, focusing on replicable partnerships between Federally-funded programs and community and faith-based nonprofits that strengthen service to the needy.