Sweet Sixteen of Service!

Hello World! Maybe I'll call new posts Testimonial Tuesdays!:) I checked my email this morning to find that I've been accepted to serve in the 2014-2015 NYC Civic Corps! "The NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partnering organizations, working to increase their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable volunteer initiatives."-NYC Service
This is awesome news and timely as well. "AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve." - Americorps.
Americorps is celebrating 20 years of service in America on September 12, 2014. When I served in City Year Boston back in 1997-1998 Americorps was only four years old! Now I will serve in my City of New York 16 years after my first Americorps experience! Clearly volunteering is something I like to do. Engaging others in the power of service and civic education is important to me. God has blessed me to love it. I recall working jobs where I was really challenged because it wasn't what I wanted to do. I was taught to 'serve as unto the lord.'- Doing the very best with respect for the position. So I say whatever it is that you do, act as unto a higher calling than yourself. Or choose a job that will make a difference in someones life. -That will make you get out of the bed in the morning. ANNOUNCEMENTS*************************************************************************************************
(Pic~AP via Politico~President Bill Clinton helps blow out the 50 candles on his birthday cake with daughter Chelsea as first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton looks on at The Sheraton New York Hotel in 1996.) A very Happy Birthday to President Bill Clinton! -Amazing man, family and foundation continuing the legacy of making a difference in the world!
Definently praying Gods Peace and Justice for the family of Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson and the community of Ferguson. You can now send letters of condolence to his family via the NAACP website. Click Here! I encourage anyone interested in joining the police force to be courageous and do so! Make a difference in your community. I think of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. He went from policeman to senator and is now the 1st African American Brooklyn Borough President!
Lest we forget!-"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Be blessed as you be the difference!

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