Since Mike Bloomberg started the NYC Service initiative in 2009, New Yorkers and visitors have volunteered more than 9 million times. The initiative has also engaged 1.6 million of the City’s public schoolchildren.
People have volunteered more than 9 million times as part of NYC Service initiatives.
NYC Civic Corps has engaged more 4 million volunteers who served more than 3.1 million clients. They have raised more than $2.7 million for nonprofit organizations.
NYC Service has engaged 1.6 million New York City public school children who completed more than 18,000 service projects.
NYC Service Initiatives
Launched in 2009, NYC Service inspired New Yorkers and visitors to volunteer more than 9 million times as part of the NYC Service.
Service in Schools
A partnership between NYC Service and the Department of Education, required every principal in New York City’s more than 1,500 schools to create a comprehensive plan at the beginning of the academic year to promote service in their school.
NYC Civic Corps
The Bloomberg administration created an AmeriCorps program uniting professional volunteers to assist nonprofits and City agencies in increasing their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable service initiatives. In four years, NYC Civic Corps engaged more 4 million volunteers who served more than 3.1 million clients. They raised more than $2.7 million for nonprofit organizations.
Professional Volunteer Services
Through the Service Grant program, participating NYC nonprofits were granted professional pro bono volunteers to increase their organization’s capacity in the areas of marketing, leadership and strategic HR, information technology and management.
This initiative was developed to build the capacity of nonprofits in New York City by connecting them to a pool of prospective board members.
Love Your Block
Volunteer-led neighborhood groups from across the city could run projects to transform their blocks and help beautify New York City. It connected groups the departments of Parks and Recreation, Sanitation and Transportation to ease access to City services.
Support Our Troops
The program was launched to support veterans and troops actively serving our country.
A citywide initiative to plant one million new trees in New York City by 2017. More than 800,000 trees were planted by the end of 2013.
NYC Cool Roofs
This collaboration between NYC Service and NYC Department of Buildings promoted and facilitated the cooling of New York City’s rooftops. Applying a reflective surface to a roof helps reduce cooling costs, cut energy usage, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon emissions were reduced by 2,293, as a result of coating more than 5.7 million square feet of rooftops white by more than 5,000 volunteers.
Volunteers could help their fellow New Yorkers gain critical income management skills in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and free one-on-one counseling. More than $100 million in tax rebates were returned to New Yorkers thanks to more than 2,000 volunteer tax preparers.
Multi-lingual New Yorkers were encouraged to volunteer with city agencies and assist them in providing interpretation and language services.
Volunteers connected people who wanted to use their time and skills to help New Yorkers with foreclosure, housing, consumer dept, and immigration.
TimeBanksNYC was a city-wide network allowing people to share their skills, learn new ones, spread their passions, and support their neighbors.
Mentoring for Achievement
New mentoring programs administered in partnerships with city agencies helped get and keep young people on track in school and life.
Serve Our Schools
Through this program, the number of adult volunteers who supported New York City’s public school through partnerships with local nonprofit organizations increased.
Shape Up NYC
his free fitness program was offered by NYC Service and the Parks Department.
This program offered nonprofits a simple, easy and reliable screening process for volunteers, which helped reduce costs across the sector and enhance safety and security.
Summer of Service
This new program encouraged youth participants that were a part of DYCD’s summer programming to volunteer and serve the community.
Health & City Services
By increasing access to information and services through significant investments in technology, New Yorkers became more connected to city government when Mike Bloomberg was mayor than ever before.
NYC Service, founded by Mike Bloomberg in 2009, encouraged New Yorkers to volunteer over nine million times.
By championing reform, Mike Bloomberg helped immigrants launch small businesses and made City government information available in 170 languages.
After Mike Bloomberg created the Office of Financial Empowerment, 25 Financial Empowerment Centers launched and served as templates for the federal government in cities across the US.
Improving Public Health
Improving Public Health
Thanks to Mike Bloomberg’s public health initiatives, like the ban on cigarettes in bars and restaurants, life expectancy in New York City grew by more than three years.
During his time as mayor, Mike Bloomberg worked to tackle poverty, decreasing welfare rolls to 25% and moving 900,000 people from welfare to work.