April 21, 2009

Increasing the Number of Volunteer Opportunities for NYC Residents

On April 20, 2009, Mayor Bloomberg launched NYC Service - a program to increase volunteer opportunities for the residents of New York City including youth enrolled in K-12 schools. (press release).

While I no longer live in New York City, I travel to the area for work and social events (or just to hang out with friends and family) so I was wicked excited to hear about this new initiative. While many may have not-so-nice things to say about Mayor Bloomberg's leadership or policy that should not deter us from recognizing the excellent work he is doing for the community. Even if it wasn't his idea, the city needs his leadership to move it forward. After all, he is mayor!

Here's a video of the kick off event in Washington Heights. For more information, call 3-1-1 or visit the NYC.gov website.

This post was written by Chanelle Carver, acting Editor for Make Social Change A Reality and Executive Director of the Literacy 'n' Poverty Project.

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