This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service
; Cities of Service
; National League of Cities
; and Mesa, AZ, Mayor Scott Smith, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors
. The goal is to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and other national service programs in tackling local problems and to thank national service members for their commitment.
To find out how to participate, please visit Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service
. Mayors are encouraged to hold public events, issue a proclamation or other form of recognition, and use traditional and social media to highlight the impact of national service. For example, mayors could:
Issue a proclamation;
Visit a national service program;
Invite national service programs to City Hall for a roundtable on service;
Send a press release, report or op-ed on the impact of national service in your city;
Join with an AmeriCorps or Senior Corps program on a service project;
Use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets to thank those who serve; or
Take a group photo with all national service members in your city.
Participating in the day will highlight the importance of citizen service, bolster support for nonprofit and national service groups, and help bring more city residents into service. Please browse the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service website
and find additional information on the day, a listing of other participating mayors, as well as fun promotional banners and social media resources.
Please contact Greg Ericksen
at (310) 235-7711 for questions or additional information.