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Blueprint

Recruit Your Mayor

Cities of Service supports mayors and city executives as they engage residents to solve problems. The Cities of Service Recruit Your Mayor Blueprint is a guide to making your city a city of service.

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Playbook and Resource Guide

Develop a Citywide Service Plan

The Cities of Service Playbook can guide cities of any size and makeup, i.e. whether mayor-council, council-manager. It guides city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan – an essential,…

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Blueprint

Volunteer CPR

Knowing CPR can boost a city’s emergency response capacity. The Cities of Service Volunteer CPR Blueprint helps train volunteers to use a lifesaving CPR technique, supported by input from emergency responders.

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Sustainable Home Makeover

Efficient homes are more sustainable and affordable. The Cities of Service Sustainable Home Makeover Blueprint helps homeowners improve their home’s energy efficiency through simple renovations.

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Prepared is Protected

Natural disasters affect nearly 1 million people a year in the US, but many are unprepared. The Cities of Service Prepared is Protected Blueprint helps engage volunteers to boost disaster preparedness.

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Operation Reintegration

Returning home after military service is challenging. The Cities of Service Operation Reintegration Blueprint outlines a volunteer model where experienced veterans support newly returning veterans. 

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Love Your Block

Well-tended public spaces help create sustainable cities and prevent crime. The Cities of Service Love Your Block Bluperint helps residents revitalize their neighborhoods, one block at a time.

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Cool Roofs

Reliance on air conditioning can cause high electricity costs. The Cities of Service Cool Roofs Blueprint outlines a volunteer model to help households conserve energy. 

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Graffiti Busters

Communities spend approximately $8 billion annually removing graffiti. The Cities of Service Graffiti Busters Blueprint outlines strategies for immediate graffiti removal and long-term maintenance. 

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