On Tuesday, hours before we hosted our Ripples of Hope Dinner, Mayor’s across the country celebrated the first “Mayor’s Day of Recognition for National Service,” to spotlight the impact of national service and thank those who serve. Mayors held public events and used traditional and social media to highlight the value and impact of national service to the nation’s cities.
Participating in the day’s event was Mayor Bloomberg, who issued a Proclamation that was read at our dinner, later that night. Text from the Proclamation included:
As we celebrate the impact of giving back, it is fitting that City Yew New York’s Ripples of Hope gala is this evening as well. Over the past decade, City Year New York’s Corps Members have donned their distinctive red jackets and helped boost gradation rates at city public schools to all-time highs. Together, they present a terrific example of how a single group of civic-minded and fired-up pioneers can engage the next generation of leaders in service and volunteerism.
We invite you to come see and read the Proclamation which is now hanging in our office. Thank you Mayor Bloomberg for this recognition. We would also like to thank First Deputy Mayor, Patty Harris for joining us at our Ripples of Hope dinner to share this proclamation.