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Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus Hosts Mayors’ Day for Recognition of National Service, April 9

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Mayors' Day for Recognition of National Service

Miami, April 5, 2013 - Miami Dade College ’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will host the Mayors’ Day for Recognition of National Service, Tuesday, April 9, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The College and Miami-Dade County will join the national initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS), and National League of Cities, to highlight the impact of national service on solving local community problems.  Mayors from across the country will participate in this national event to not only underscore the impact national service has in their cities, but also to thank the members of the Armed Forces, past and present, for their contribution to the welfare of this country.

The free event – open to the public – will emphasize the importance of citizen service, show support for nonprofit and national service groups, recognize the role national service members play in focusing community volunteers, and inspire more residents to serve in their communities.  It will also include speeches from leaders, CNCS representatives, non-profit organizations, and national service members about the role and impact of national service as a cost-effective strategy to address city challenges in our community.  Other activities include workshops and art sessions. 

According to the CNCS, in Miami-Dade County, national service programs and participants are making a difference by tutoring students, helping children learn to read, increasing economic opportunity, and building capacity in non-profit organizations.  More than 18,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service throughout the state of Florida.

MDC Wolfson Campus to Host Mayors’ Day for Recognition on National Service

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Apr. 9, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Chapman Center (Room 3210) 300 N.E. Second Ave.
  • COST: Free

About the Corporation for National & Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility. CNCS is a catalyst for community solutions and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give. At a time of social need, CNCS and the network it supports engages more than 4-million Americans in results-driven service each year via 70,000 community and faith-based organizations. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, United We Serve, and other programs, CNCS taps the power of citizens to improve lives, solve problems, strengthen communities, and build the capacity of the nonprofit sector.

For more information on the Mayors’ Day of Recognition for National Service, including background and participating mayors, visit www.nationalservice.gov/mayorsforservice.

The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than four million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and other programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov.

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359, khill1@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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