Overview

  1. PARTNERSHIPS

    Cities of Service partners with coalition cities to identify specific challenges within priority areas set by the cities. It works to ensure that citizen volunteer efforts target major community needs, and encourages cities to identify the range of partners needed to increase reach and impact.

  2. SPREADING SOLUTIONS THAT WORK

    Cities of Service helps local governments leverage proven strategies in citizen service to achieve measurable impacts on pressing local challenges, by providing technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, funding opportunities, and a platform for coalition cities to share best practices and lessons learned.

  3. FOCUS ON DATA

    Cities of Service is committed to the proposition that what gets measured matters – and citizen engagement and the value it creates matter a lot. Cities must therefore measure impact by developing specific metrics for each service initiative. Measuring outcomes allows cities to understand results, learn where successes and challenges exist, and improve initiatives for future implementation.