Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mayors Day of Service Recognizes AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Volunteers

Written by Shable Harris, Community Relations Coordinator

“Mayors are leaders who get things done, responding every day to needs in their cities.” --Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Those of us who work with community organizations know that mayors could not get things done without the work of service members, those dedicated individuals who invest a few months or a year of their time to working in their community. 

Across the country, mayors are increasingly turning to national service members as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges. Whether supporting food banks and homeless shelters, restoring city parks, building homes, providing health services, tutoring or mentoring students, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members help mayors tackle tough problems. 

On April 9, 2013 at the Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus, Catalyst Miami, alongside the Corporation for National and Community Service, will participate in Miami’s National Day of Service to highlight the impact of service in Miami and thank individuals who have served and continue to serve. Joining us at this event will be Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, as well as other county officials, to speak about the impact of national service in our communities. 

Around the county, community activities such as an awareness fair, free yoga sessions and service projects with local high school students will connect people to service opportunities and community.

For more information on the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and participating mayors, visit To register to attend the Miami’s Mayor’s Day of Recognition, please visit

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