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National Service Recognition Day

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On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders across the country honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. This annual initiative takes place the first Tuesday in April, and is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service CNCS has updated their resources for 2019, which can be found here

The seventh-annual National Service Recognition Day will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Mayors and city leaders, county officials, and tribal leaders across the country are using national service more and more to solve their community’s toughest challenges. CNCS, America’s leader in volunteering and service efforts, engages over 325,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in national service at more than 50,000 locations each year. Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, non-profits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact. Whether responding to natural disasters, tackling the opioid epidemic, educating students for the 21st century workforce, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers help local leaders make their communities stronger.

Details coming soon on how best to particicipate in this year's National Service Recognition Day! 

See previous year's events from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

EVENTS IN TEXAS

Details coming soon! 

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler A proclamation reading will take place on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 at 9:30am.
Brownsville   City of Brownsville will be issuing a proclamation in support of National Service Recognition Day, tentatively scheduled to be issued during a City Council Meeting on April 16th. 

Dallas County

Judge Clay Jenkins Dallas County Commissioners Court is hosting a public recognition event for AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps Volunteers at 9:00am at Commissioners Court – Dallas County Administration Building, 411 Elm St., Dallas, TX 75202
Edinburg   City of Edinburg will be presenting a proclamation for National Service Recognition Day during a special meeting on April 10th at noon. 
El Paso  Mayor Donald "Dee" Margo Mayor Donald "Dee" Margo will be issuing a proclamation in support of national service. 
Houston  Mayor Sylvester Turner Mayor Sylvester Turner will present a prolamation recognizing the efforts of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and VISTA members who serve the Greater Houston community.  A number of council members are expected to join the mayor in recognizing national service members and light refreshments will be served following the program.  The event will be 12:00pm – 1:00pm at Houston City Hall, Legacy Room at 901 Bagby Street. 
Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz On April 12th from 8:00am – 4:00pm at Laredo ISD Shirley Field, Mayor Pete Saenz and other public officials and stakeholders will be participating in "All Star Kid's Day" where the 3,000 early childhood students gather for a day of fun.  At this event, AmeriCorps members serving in Laredo will recognized by the Mayor for their impact on the community. 
San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg Mayor Ron Nirenberg will issue a proclamation at 3:00pm on April 2nd in support of National Service Recognition Day at the Plaza de Armas Gallery, to be followed by a reception.