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Cities of ServiceFounded in New York City on September 10, 2009, Cities of Service is a bi-partisan coalition of mayors of large and small cities from across the country who have responded to the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act's call to action by working together to find new and innovative ways to harness the power of volunteerism to solve our nation's most pressing challenges. All coalition members have signed the Declaration of Service, committing to work together to lead a multiyear effort to expand community service and volunteerism by:
· Developing a comprehensive service plan and a coordinated strategy focused on matching volunteers and established community partners to the areas of greatest local need;
· Working with other mayors and elected officials to advance strategies and best practices that accelerate the service movement and produce measurable results;
· Encouraging other mayors to join this national effort to engage our citizens; and
· Ensuring that the voice of cites is heard in federal legislative, policy and program discussions related to service, which will help the country achieve the ambitious goals of the Serve America Act.
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