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NYC Service works with city agencies, more than 500 nonprofits, and thousands of volunteers to improve the city's neighborhoods, youth education, and resident wellbeing. Since 2009, NYC Service has strengthened the city though initiatives like Love Your Block, K-12 Service Learning, and CPR Training. Through its Love Your Block initiative, NYC Service partners with local nonprofit Citizens Committee for New York City to provide New York City residents with a unique opportunity to transform and beautify their neighborhoods. Through its K-12 Service Learning initiative, NYC Service supports New York City public school principals in creating a comprehensive plan to promote service-learning programs. Through its CPR Training initiative, NYC Service empowers trainees to act as citizen responders to cardiac arrest. NYC Service seeks to inspire and empower all New Yorkers to volunteer for their city and each other through its mission, strategic programs, Impact Volunteering initiatives, and Civic Corps - the city's signature AmeriCorps program.

New York is a founding member of the Cities of Service coalition. Current Mayor de Blasio reaffirmed the city's commitment to service in 2014 when he signed the Declaration of Service.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio supports service as a strategy for achieving universal early education, substantial food assistance, and adequate affordable housing. Mayor de Blasio sees NYC Service as a catalyst for service in New York City and its residents and believes that each person has much to give and share with others.

Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin

Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin promotes, engages, and supports volunteer service in New York City and connects volunteers to the city's greatest needs. Through Gavin’s work, tens of thousands of students have been engaged in community service and service-learning projects.