National Service Recognition Day 2019
On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders take time to honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. The seventh-annual event took place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), with support from the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and Cities of Service.
Mayors and city leaders, county officials, tribal leaders and elected leaders from across the country are increasing their use of national service to solve their community’s toughest challenges. CNCS, the federal agency responsible for national service and volunteering in America, engages 300,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in national service
at more than 50,000 locations each year. Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, nonprofits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact. Whether responding to natural disasters, tackling the opioid epidemic, educating students for the 21st century workforce, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers help local leaders make their communities stronger.
When National Service Recognition Day launched in 2013, more than 800 mayors recognized the positive impact of AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in their communities.
Formerly “Mayor’s Day,” this day has grown to encompass a larger array of elected officials and local leaders. On April 3rd, 2018, more than 5,200 officials – representing more than 216 million Americans – participated in the sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day. Through recognition events, proclamations, social media, and more, leaders across the country showed their support for national service.
This year, both the St. Paul and Minneapolis Mayors hosted events to honor our members and honor their service by proclaiming the day of National Service Recognition for both cities.
On Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 1-2PM, Duluth Mayor Emily Larson celebrated both the 7th Annual National Service Recognition Day, as well as National Volunteer Week, by hosting a reception at City Hall. Mayor Larson wishes to take this opportunity to honor and recognize the amazing contributions that national service members and volunteers make in our community.