Mayor de Blasio announced announced that NYC Service had engaged nearly 2,000 volunteers to answer letters from 3,400 New York City children and families in need this holiday season through Secret Snowflake, which is a holiday gift giving initiative.
Mayor de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Nigro gave their remarks at a dedication ceremony honoring FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. where de Blasio spoke of the bravery it took Arroyo to take on her job in the FDNY.
First Lady Chirlane McCray and NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin held a ceremony at Gracie Mansion to recognize over 400 New Yorkers who volunteered 500 hours or more of their time to serve their communities
NYC Service announced the launch of the NYC National Service Support Center, which provides training, technical assistance, capacity building resources, and consultations to nearly 40 service year programs across the City.