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Mayor Launches 'NYC Service'

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

In a response to President Obama's call for a new commitment to civic engagement, Mayor Bloomberg launched 'NYC Service' at a high spirited rally geared toward young people in Washington Heights. The citywide initiative is designed to make it easier for New Yorkers of all ages to volunteer their time.

Close to 2,000 people filled the Armory Track and Field Foundation to cheer the myriad of well established non-profits that already rely on thousands of volunteers.

In addition to helping connect New Yorkers to volunteering, the initiative is making community service a mandatory part of the city's public school curriculum.

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Comments [2]

rosie chin

After being a New Yorker for more than 20 years and have worked here too, currently unemployed though, I feel it is essential for me to give back my time and skills to help those in need and offering a helping hand. Passing the light of hope and inspiration of life goes on with success. I am interested to volunteer, making myself useful with my knowledge and skills.

Apr. 21 2009 02:18 PM
Linda White

Iam interested in volunteering at a shelter for women and children of domestic violence.I feel that ican be a positive force.so many individuals have low-self esteem and i know i can help them and be someone they can talk to.

Apr. 20 2009 10:21 PM

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