Mayor joins cities across nation to highlight value and impact of national service.
Mayor Angel Taveras today signed a proclamation that will be presented to City Year Rhode Island declaring April 9, 2013, "National Service Recognition Day" in the City of Providence. Mayor Taveras will present the proclamation at City Year Rhode Island's benefit dinner, scheduled for this evening at The University Club.
More than 800 mayors from across the country will participate in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. The observance highlights the impact of national service and thanks those who serve. Throughout the day, cities across the nation will hold public events and use both traditional and social media to highlight the impact of citizen service, show support for nonprofit and national service groups, and inspire more residents to serve in their communities.
Mayor Taveras posted a video to his social media outlets this morning thanking the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members who serve organizations in the City of Providence. Throughout the day, Mayor Taveras shared video testimonials by national service members working and describing their roles in the Providence community.
"I am proud to participate in the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, and join my colleagues from across the nation to highlight the value and impact of national service to our nation's cities," said Mayor Taveras. "The power of national service is strong in Providence, and I am grateful to those who dedicate themselves to this worthy effort."
National Service Recognition Day is organized by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for national service and volunteering. In collaboration with other dedicated organizations, CNCS annually engages more than 4 million citizens in service through Americorps and Senior Corps at 70,000 sites across the country, leveraging federal and private funds to achieve results where the need is greatest.