PHILADELPHIA – In celebration of the 6th Annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition on April 3rd, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Services (OCEVS) is accepting nominations for the Mayor’s Day of Service recognition. Mayor Kenney and OCEVS are encouraging residents to nominate persons committed to service and creating a positive impact in Philadelphia.
“I’m excited to recognize our national service program participants and other Philadelphians that serve to alleviate the effects of poverty throughout the city,” said Stephanie Monahon, Chief Service Officer for OCEVS. “After the success of our Philly Hero award category in 2017, this year we’re also looking to recognize Youth Heroes, Philadelphians under the age of 18 who have made exceptional contributions to their communities.”
The Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition is an opportunity to spotlight the key role that service plays in solving local problems and challenges. This day will highlight the impact of community service, feature the work of nonprofit and national service groups, and inspire more Philadelphians to serve in their communities.
The 2018 Award Categories are as follows:
- Mayor’s Philly Hero Award will be awarded to a Philadelphia resident who has made a unique contribution to the city through service.
- Mayor’s Youth Hero Award will be awarded to a Philadelphia resident under 18 who has made a unique contribution to the city through service.
- Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Award is for a resident currently serving in AmeriCorps or Senior Corps.
- Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Alum Award will recognize a resident who is an alumna of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps or Peace Corps.
OCEVS is accepting nominations until Friday, January 26 via an online form found HERE.
The Philadelphia Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition is a part of a national effort led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corporation for National and Community Service. On this day, mayors and county officials will hold public events and use traditional and social media to highlight the value of national service to the nation’s cities and counties. More than 4,000 elected officials have already committed to participating in this national day of recognition for 2018.
For more information regarding OCEVS, visit serve.phila.gov.