http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/12/13/games-can-change-world

“I’m calling for investments in educational technology that will help create. . . educational software that’s as compelling as the best video game. I want you guys to be stuck on a video game that’s teaching you something other than just blowing something up.” — President Obama, March 2011

The White House is collecting inputs and ideas on Games for Social Impact: http://gamesforimpact.ideascale.com