March 7, 2013
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras recently launched Leyendo, a volunteer-fueled literacy initiative for English Language Learners. Funded with support from the Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund, Leyendo will match 51 bilingual students with a volunteer tutor to help improve their reading levels by the end of third grade.
January 28, 2013
In 2012, Cities of Service engaged StoryCorps, an independent nonprofit dedicated to helping Americans preserve and share their stories, to help us capture the experiences of Cities of Service.
Below is an audio montage featuring Pittsburgh Mayor Ravenstahl, Little Rock Mayor Stodola, and the Chief Service Officers of New York City, Austin, and Baton Rouge. These leaders speak passionately about the power of service to impact our most pressing challenges from their perspectives as coalition Mayors and Chief Service Officers.
January 25, 2013
Last October, Flint Mayor Dayne Walling received a Cities of Service Impact Volunteering Fund grant to support the city’s use of community volunteers and block associations to combat neighborhood blight.