April 7, 2020
Last year, 5,200 elected officials representing more than 216 million citizens participated in the sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day (formerly Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service). One of the ways national service is making an huge impact on communities is through the Employers of National Service Initiative. Virginia is one of the first states to be named a statewide Employer of National Service and, on a local level, supporting this program will allow communities to have new access to AmeriCorps alums as a dedicated, highly qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees.
This toolkit will provide you with everything it need to know about this National Day of Service. For more information, contact AmeriCorpsInfo@dss.virginia.gov.
Encourage Your Local Officials to
Sign Up to Support National Service!
By your county officials and mayors signing up to participate in National Service Recognition Day, they are sending a strong message of support and commitment to the effort. Sign Up!
More Resources for Mayors and Officials
Resources for Programs
- Project Ideas
- Media Tools
- Promoting Your Events
- CNCS Communications Toolkit (2019) includes sample Media Advisory, Press Release, OpEd and Proclamation)
- Printable Signs