Philadelphia leads as national model for supporting a year of service

Posted by City of Philadelphia on January 10, 2023

In November 2022, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service (MOCEVS) welcomed Service Year Alliance and the Service Collaborative of Western NY for a two-day visit to share what sets Philadelphia apart as a model for national service.

MOCEVS hosts the National Service Task Force (NSTF) which, since 2015, has committed to reducing barriers to service. The goal of the NSTF is to make national service more accessible to any Philadelphian committed to service.

As a result, in 2018, Service Year Alliance designated Philadelphia’s NSTF a service year Impact Community. Service Year Alliance defines Impact Communities as, “collaborative efforts among community stakeholders to leverage service years as a tool to address community needs. By coordinating local efforts, Impact Communities work to create the conditions for universal national service — full-time, paid service that is impactful, equitable, offers career, education, and civic opportunity, and exists at scale.”

Find out more about Service Year Alliance Impact Communities  and the NSTF.

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