“Service is a lifelong pursuit that strengthens the civic and economic fabric of our Nation. With every hour and every act, our lives are made richer, our communities are drawn closer, and our country is forged stronger by the dedication and generous spirit of volunteers. I encourage every American to stand up and play their part — to put their shoulder up against the wheel and help change history’s course.”
3. Comcast Cares Day: Today we’re partnering with NBCUniversal and Comcast for Comcast Cares Day. Over 150 employees from Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers to complete projects including murals, constructing flower boxes, and benches. To inspire and pump up our volunteers before jumping into service, we were honored to have Commissioner Margarita Lopez, New York City Housing Authority, Michael Jack, President and General Manger of NBC New York, and Council Member Robert Jackson speak. George Oliphant, host of NBC’s George to the Rescue and Victoria Sosa, Weather Anchor and Reporter from Telemundo 47 also joined us to lend a hand. With so many volunteers and special guests around, you can imagine that the twitterverse was busy. To check out what you missed, check of the Comcast Cares Day Storify Story below.
4. Spring Community Service Days: In case you missed it earlier this week, we have THREE awesome Community Service Days coming up and we need some support running them! Each event offers something unique and exciting to the communities in which they’re hosted, so check out the blog here and sign up with the contact person listed for each Service Day.
5. Last Application Deadline: Our last application deadline of the year is April 30th. If you’re ready to apply, start your application here. If you still have questions, you can join us TONIGHT for an Open House. This even provides you with a great opportunity for to mingle with current corps members, enjoy refreshments and become familiar with City Year, its mission and its work.