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Cities of Service highlights the work being done in our coalition cities through a variety of traditional media and social media platforms. By telling stories about the city leaders and the citizens who are working together to strengthen their communities, we hope to inspire others to join us in transforming the critical relationship between government and the people.

If you are a journalist or a member of the press and have an interest in learning more about Cities of Service and the work happening in our cities, please contact us. We are happy to connect you with the city leaders, partner organizations, and engaged citizens who are making things happen on the ground. For recent announcements and updates, explore the press releases below and visit Stories of Service.

Press Releases

Cities of Service Announces the Winners of 2019 Engaged Cities Award

October 28, 2019

The Rockefeller Foundation Designates Atlanta as Newest City in Opportunity Zones Initiative

July 31, 2019

Cities of Service Announces 10 Finalists for the 2019 Engaged Cities Award

June 17, 2019

Cities of Service Awards $150,000 to Six Cities for New Experience Matters Program

June 5, 2019

Cities of Service Launches Second Annual Engaged Cities Award

November 13, 2018

Cities of Service Awards $250,000 to Cities for Neighborhood Revitalization

July 16, 2018

Cities of Service Announces the Winners of Inaugural Engaged Cities Award

May 17, 2018

Cities of Service Announces 10 Finalists for the Inaugural Engaged Cities Award

April 16, 2018

Cities of Service Launches Engaged Cities Award for Cities

November 7, 2017

Leading Mayors Join Cities of Service Mayors Council to Accelerate Citizen Engagement

September 19, 2017

Cities Of Service Significantly Expands Disaster Preparedness Program in Cities Across U.S.

April 11, 2017

Cities Of Service Strengthens Citizen Engagement In Detroit, Miami, and Phoenix

August 17, 2016

5 New Bay Area Impact Volunteering Program Cities Selected

June 2, 2016

10 Resilience Americorps Cities Announced

August 20, 2015

Cities of Service “Community Tables” Blueprint Supports Municipalities To Provide Summer Meals To Youth In Need

July 16, 2015

Cities Of Service Activates Cities Across The U.S. To Engage Residents In “Love Your Block” Neighborhood Revitalization

February 11, 2015

Partner Release: 2015 Mayors Day Recognizes Impact Of Service

April 8, 2015

Nashville Wins National Cities Of Service Contest

December 17, 2014

Cities Of Service Announces New Funding Opportunity

October 13, 2014

More Than 1,750 Mayors Unite To Recognize Impact Of National Service

March 31, 2014

Cities Of Service Appoints Myung J. Lee As Executive Director To Lead Major Expansion

January 30, 2014

The American Heart Association And Cities Of Service Announce Hands-Only™ CPR Training Kit Grant Winners For Year Two

January 21, 2014

Cities Of Service Awards $1 Million To 23 U.S. Cities To Implement Volunteer Initiatives That Address Pressing City Needs – Funded By Bloomberg Philanthropies

December 10, 2013

Cities Of Service To Award $1 Million In Grants To Help U.S. Cities Implement High Impact Volunteer Strategies

June 11, 2013

832 Mayors Participate In First-Ever Mayors Day Of Recognition For National Service, Co-Sponsored By Cities Of Service

April 9, 2013

Cities of Service Awards Nearly $1 Million to Help 18 Cities Implement High-Impact Volunteer Strategies

October 17, 2012

Ten U.S. Cities Launch High-Impact Service Plans, Joining 11 Others in Addressing Needs Through Impact Volunteerism

March 31, 2011

Mayor Cheryl Cox Launches Chula Vista Serves A Campaign to Promote Impact Volunteerism

March 22, 2011

Ten Major American Cities Launch High Impact Service Plans to Enlist Citizen Volunteers to Solve Community Problems

September 29, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg, Nashville Mayor Dean, and Rockefeller President Judith Rodin Announce the Next 10 Cities to Receive Cities of Service Leadership Grants

June 30, 2010

Cities Of Service Announces New Grants Competition For Cities Seeking To Increase Volunteerism To Address Local Needs

February 11, 2010

Cities Of Service And Rockefeller Foundation Award First-Ever “Cities Of Service Leadership Grants” To Ten Cities To Hire Chief Service Officers

January 18, 2010

Cities Of Service Expands To 80 Mayors

December 23, 2009

17 Mayors From Across The Country Launch Cities Of Service To Mobilize Millions More Americans In A New Era Of Service

September 10, 2009

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