Campaign Consultation is running the Cities of Service Conference sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Funded in part by Citi Foundation, the conference runs tomorrow and Friday in Philadelphia.
Using NYC’s experience, Mayor Bloomberg has invited fellow Mayors, businesses and community service experts from across the nation to pool their respective talents. Participants are focusing in on this nation’s greatest natural resource … people who want to give back.
Ideas are poppin (like happy fish in a hatch) on ways to responsibly channel the dynamism of volunteers to resolve entrenched problems like hunger, illiteracy and joblessness.
The goal here is for people to leave with the will, network and support to develop a year long community service plan back home . Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service in January is a suggested starting point.
Stay tuned … We’re wading in fine, fast moving water here in Philadelphia and it’s fine!