On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders across the country honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. This annual initiative takes place the first Tuesday in April, and is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.
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We’re here at the 2018 National Service Recognition Day with First Lady Liz Kistin Keller to welcome and honor #CABQ’s outstanding community volunteers. #NationalServiceWorks #OneCityABQ pic.twitter.com/eAIMZ9WS52— Mayor Tim Keller (@MayorKeller) April 3, 2018
The leadership of @AmeriCorps, @SeniorCorps, @RIVolunteers & all of the dedicated volunteers, past & present, help our community & our nation meet critical educational, environmental, public safety, & health & human needs goals. Today we honor them for their service! pic.twitter.com/Q9laUnbSog— Jorge Elorza (@Jorge_Elorza) April 3, 2018
A special #NationalServiceRecognitionDay shout out to the 3,900+ Arizona @AmeriCorps and @SeniorCorps members currently serving our communities! Learn more about their work across AZ: https://t.co/Z0mGjEup8L pic.twitter.com/2kD3hRdY41— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) April 3, 2018
Today on National Service Recognition Day I would like to thank all those that serve the Granite State for their tireless work. You’re an inspiration to all of us. #NationalServiceWorks for New Hampshire! pic.twitter.com/YIbenVzqEF— Chris Sununu (@GovChrisSununu) April 3, 2018
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#NationalServiceWorks for Dallas County! Thanks @AmeriCorps @SeniorCorps members for all your service! @TX_CNCS @NationalService April 3rd is National Service Recognition Day! pic.twitter.com/z5hLSCRMzK— Judge Clay Jenkins (@JudgeClayJ) April 3, 2018
As an AmeriCorps VISTA alumna, I was proud to speak this morning to Maine’s AmeriCorps, VISTA, Conservation Corps and Senior Corps volunteers in honor of National Service Day. #NationalServiceWorks— Sen. Shenna Bellows (@SenBellows) April 3, 2018
I have seen firsthand the incredible value brought to our community by @CityYearNH. Since 2000, they've made a major impact in the lives of our students, serving 1.46 million hours & tutoring, mentoring & supporting 90,000 students. #NationalServiceWorks pic.twitter.com/mAfjXJbut2— Mayor Joyce Craig (@MayorJoyceCraig) April 3, 2018
. @AmeriCorps & @SeniorCorps members are helping to make @CityOfDallas stronger, safer and healthier. Tomorrow is National Service Recognition Day. Be sure to thank our AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers! #NationalServiceWorks pic.twitter.com/zaq9RMyBGk— Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) April 2, 2018
We have dozens of Americorps members in our city contributing to our community in so many different ways, from helping to educate our students to rebuilding our neighborhoods! Thanks so much!! https://t.co/0jztK0oYz1— Mark Stodola (@LittleRockMayor) April 2, 2018
Mayors and city leaders, county officials, and tribal leaders across the country are using national service more and more to solve their community’s toughest challenges. CNCS, America’s leader in volunteering and service efforts, engages approximately 300,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in national service at more than 50,000 locations each year. Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, non-profits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact. Whether responding to natural disasters, tackling the opioid epidemic, educating students for the 21st century workforce, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers help local leaders strengthen their communities.
More than 5,200 elected officials stepped up as Leaders for National Service. On April 3rd, 2018, they showed their appreciation for AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers. Check out the full list of elected officials below.
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