National Service Recognition

It takes the involvement of the entire community –business owners, politicians, and individuals such as Americorps, to improve our communities and strengthen Cleveland’s neighborhoods. At Cleveland in City Hall in the Rotunda, Mayor Frank G. Jackson gave brief remarks and presented a proclamation designating Tuesday, April 5, 2016 as this year’s 4th Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. This National Initiative has garnered support from Mayors who have AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serving in their cities. 

The initiative is being led nationally by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the federal agency that administers National Service programs, the National League of Cities, and the National League of Counties. In Ohio, the initiative is being led by ServeOhio and the Ohio office of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Last year 2,786 Mayors and County Officials in all 50 states signed on to recognize the impact of National Service in their community

In Cleveland, there are 266 AmeriCorps members and 543 Senior Corps volunteers participating in National Service program. Total National Service Funding in Cleveland for 2016 is $4.9 million. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers participate in a range of programming to strengthen the Cleveland community including: mentoring, tutoring, financial literacy, digital literacy, hunger alleviation, college access, and much more.

Photographer: 
Ruggero Fatica