CITIES OF SERVICE AWARDS $1 MILLION TO 23 U.S. CITIES TO IMPLEMENT VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES THAT ADDRESS PRESSING CITY NEEDS – FUNDED BY BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES
December 10, 2013
After receiving a record-number of applications, Cities of Service today announced that $1 million were awarded to 23 U.S. cities in the second round of funding from the Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund. Mayors will use the funds to implement “impact volunteering” strategies that tackle pressing local challenges. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will support efforts in Allentown, PA; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Buffalo, NY; Campton Hills, IL; Charleston, SC; Fall River, MA; Flint, MI; Hartford, CT; Hayward, CA; Kalamazoo, MI; Kansas City, KS; Louisville, KY; Mesa, AZ; Milwaukee, WI; Nashville, TN; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, CA; San Jose, CA; Utica, NY; and Washington, DC.
November 8, 2013
In October, Chief Service Officers and volunteer managers from over 30 coalition cities joined Cities of Service for a webinar on communicating impact through effective storytelling. “Telling a Story of Impact” featured Shirley Sagawa of sagawa/jospin, a nationally recognized expert in the service field and the art of storytelling. The webinar demonstrated proven strategies for participants to employ in their home cities to better share the impact of volunteer-driven initiatives in their communities.
Baton Rouge Mayor Holden Leverages Impact Volunteering Fund Grant to Tackle Neighborhood Revitalization and Literacy Challenges
September 13, 2013
With the support a $50,000 Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden is partnering with local nonprofits to tackle neighborhood revitalization and literacy challenges.