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In The News - Nov. 18, 2016

A New Model for Citizen Engagement

Volunteers in Buffalo, New York Clean Up Graffiti

Traditional municipal volunteering programs give people an opportunity to give their time and labor to worthy projects. By transforming those programs into “impact volunteering” efforts—into vehicles for deliberation, collaboration, and connection—leaders and citizens can lay a foundation for civic renewal.

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Blog - Jul. 12, 2016

Finding, and Fixing, City Challenges Together

Seattle Street Clean

Walking can be a great way to see your city. It's also a helpful strategy for identifying the issues in your neighborhood that are making it feel unsafe, or are contributing to a sense of neglect or blight. Cities of Service Executive Director Myung Lee talks about her recent visit to Seattle, Washington, a Cities of Service Love Your Block grantee city. During the visit she joined Mayor Murray on a Find It, Fix It Community Walk, which brings citizens together with city officials to identify problem areas, and to fix them. 

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