On April 2, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service will host the 7th Annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition! Each year, Mayor Kenney, City officials, community leaders, and national service organizations come together to recognize 12 Philadelphians who have made a positive impact in their communities through national and volunteer service.

The event’s roots come from National Service Recognition Day, a nationwide celebration that highlights the contributions of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in the communities where they serve.

We give the national daya “Philly touch,” honoring community members who answered the call to serve outside of a formal setting.  

There are four award categories:

  • Mayor’s Philly Hero Award: Philadelphia residents that have made unique contributions to the city through service.
  • Mayor’s Youth Hero Award: Philadelphia residents under 18 that have made uniques contribution to the city through service.
  • Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Award: Residents currently serving in AmeriCorps or Senior Corps that have gone above and beyond the requirements of their service positions.
  • Mayor’s Distinguished National Service Alumni Award: Residents who are alumni of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, or Peace Corps and have continued to exemplify service throughout their lives.

This event is the perfect example of what is possible when a city pulls together to celebrate the good deeds of one another. Help us celebrate our Philly Heroes and their incredible work by nominating someone today!