Mayor Nutter launches SERVE Phila.

September 27, 2010 SERVE Philadelphia has three important goals:
Create or elevate volunteer opportunities that impact educational outcomes and contribute to community vitality

Make it easier for citizens of every age to volunteer

Support both public and private sector efforts to engage more volunteers in ways that have the greatest impact

SERVE Philadelphia's five impact initiatives include:

Graduation Coach Campaign - The Graduation Coach Campaign calls on adults to pledge to help the young people in their lives earn a high school diploma and succeed in college and careers.

College Access Writing Clinics - The College Access Writing Clinics initiative will engage college student volunteers in tutoring high school students at monthly citywide writing clinics as well as regularly scheduled clinics in the School District of Philadelphia's Student Success Centers.

Public Service Areas - The Public Service Areas initiative will strengthen the capacity of local community groups to revitalize their neighborhoods by teaming City agencies with non-profit and for-profit entities who will work with local residents to develop partnerships, leverage resources, and manage volunteers.

Volunteer Afterschool - Volunteers will be recruited and prepared to provide engaging afterschool activities in libraries and recreation centers with a limited volunteer base.

Green Philly, Grow Philly - Volunteers will be recruited to support Philadelphia Parks and Recreation's ambitious plan to achieve the Greenworks goal of planting 300,000 trees across the city by 2015.

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