April 30, 2011
Yoga
Upon completing my yoga teacher training I wanted to start teaching right away. I approached Recreation Center 54 and started volunteering once a week to teach a free beginners yoga class as part the of Shape Up NYC program.
April 28, 2011
I Imported My Blank
I love service. I was raised to love service and was taught that paying it forward was the right thing to do. When I graduated from college in 2008, the economy was terrible, and I couldn't get hired anywhere.
April 28, 2011
Community Service
My name is Joann Nguyen, and I am a buildOn senior attending the High School for Teaching and Profession in Bronx, NY. My school is very strict with attendance.
April 27, 2011
A Lifetime Commitment
When I arrived in New York City at age 11 from the Dominican Republic, it was very clear to me what my responsibilities would be. Get good grades, get into college, be a doctor.
April 25, 2011
The Civic Corps Package
I've been greatly fortunate to have the dual experience of serving two wonderful organizations, GrowNYC and the Central Park Conservancy.
April 21, 2011
Jon Mazer, NYC Civic Corps
My civic corps partner and I could not have come from more different backgrounds, but as a result we bring strengths in very different areas so that we successfully complement each other.
April 20, 2011
Con Edison's "Power of Giving" volunteer corps embodies the spirit of volunteerism by giving time and expertise, and demonstrating a desire to make a difference.
April 19, 2011
Continuing the Journey
Less than one year ago, I stumbled across an e-mail which described "service" and how I might get involved. I carefully reviewed the contents and said to myself...This is a way to get back and give back.
April 17, 2011
City awards grants to 29 schools to create or expand "garden classrooms"
Schools like Bedford Village School in Bedstuy will be getting more green on their grounds. Related NewsVoice of the People for Apr. 11, 2011Mike scores Nets tickets Goldfeder: The City Council's residency scandal not so simpleNYC set to fight census numbers: BloomyMerchants gripe about restaurant rules The city is getting greener thanks to grants just awarded to 29 schools to create garden classrooms.
April 15, 2011
Powerful Women - Diahann Billings-Burford
Diahann Billings-Burford is the nation's first-ever municipal Chief Service Officer, and the leader of NYC Service - the City's initiative to promote a new era of service and volunteerism. With more than a decade of experience working in the nonprofit sector, she oversees the implementation of nearly 40 service initiatives. Diahann's post is part of our week-long celebration of Powerful Women who give pro bono, for National Volunteer Week.

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