Starting Monday, a new breed of specially trained workers will start their jobs at more than 50 nonprofit groups and public agencies with a single goal in mind - to increase the number of people who volunteer in New York City.
Answering President Obama’s call for a ’new era of service’ and following in his footsteps as community organizers, nearly 200 stimulus-funded New York City Service Corps members were sworn in today by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today was joined by Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Nicola Goren to launch the first-ever NYC Civic Corps and swear in its inaugural class of 193 AmeriCorps VISTA members.
I watched New York City Government once again use technology to fundamentally change the way real folks can help each other with city government acting as the central meeting point. The solution is a centerpiece to Mike Bloomberg’s whole Government 2.0 initiative, NYC Service.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today named Diahann Billings-Burford as the nation’s first-ever municipal Chief Service Officer and charged her with leading NYC Service—the City’s initiative to promote a new era of service and volunteerism in New York City.