Mayor Rawlings and Judge Jenkins Recognize Impact of National Service
Mayor Mike Rawlings and County Judge Clay Jenkins are joining more than 2,830 county officials and mayors across the country in a nationwide bipartisan initiative to highlight the impact of national service in tackling local problems. The Mayor and County Day of Recognition for National Service recognizes the efforts of those who serve and encourages citizens to give back to their communities.
“National service is a vital resource for our cities. I am grateful for the dedication and sacrifice of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers, who are helping make our city stronger, safer and healthier,” said Mayor Rawlings. “As we thank national service members, let us all pledge to do our part to strengthen our country through service and volunteering.”
Given the many needs facing communities, county and city leaders often turn to national service as a cost-effective strategy to meet local needs. More than 2,200 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers serve in Dallas. These citizens tutor and mentor children, support veterans and military families, provide health services, restore the environment, respond to disasters, increase economic opportunity and recruit and manage volunteers.
As the federal agency for service and volunteering, Corporation for National and Community Service annually engages millions of Americans in service at more than 50,000 locations through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and other programs. National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our counties and nation, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to preserving the environment and helping communities recover from natural disasters.