NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor, launched in April 2009 in response to President Barack Obama’s national call for volunteerism and a goal of engaging 100 million Americans in service by 2020. New York City was the first “City of Service” and since NYC Service launched five six years ago, over 200 U.S. cities have joined the Cities of Service network.
From the beginning, NYC Service has focused on measurement and impact — doing the work to make sure that its efforts are paying off.
As a part of those efforts, for the past five years, NYC Service has used our Impact Suites with a number of its service year programs — NYC Civic Corps, NYC VISTA, and its new Operation AmeriCorps and City Service Corps programs.
Today, we’re honored to announce that NYC Service is expanding its use of our Impact Suites. The organization is now using the Social Impact Suite to track the impact of its 15 Volunteer Impact Initiatives.
Here’s a taste of how the Impact Suite will be used:
1) To conduct the second annual NYC Volunteers Count report to document and celebrate volunteer service across New York City in 2015. The count will produce the best and most complete census of volunteerism efforts in the city.
2) To collect and organize all of the data needed for the second annual Mayoral Service Recognition Program. The program is used to celebrate the impact of corporate volunteer efforts and to celebrate individual volunteers who are making an especially large impact.
We’re so grateful for the opportunity to continue and expand our relationship with the nation’s most innovative city when it comes to service and volunteerism. If you represent a city service agency and would like to learn about our services to monitor and expand impact, please contact us.