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Volunteerismdean launch

Mayor Karl Dean recognizes the impact that volunteers can have on the Nashville community. On September 10, 2009, Mayor Dean pledged that Nashville would help the country achieve the goals of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act by joining New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to launch the Cities of Service coalition. By signing the Declaration of Service, Mayor Dean promised to do his part by developing a comprehensive local action plan to increase civic engagement called Impact Nashville.

"With the launch of Impact Nashville, I am looking forward to volunteers accomplishing impactful results in our public schools and our environmental recovery efforts. As mayor, I have no doubt that Nashvillians can accomplish anything that we collectively apply our minds, hands and hearts to."-- Mayor Karl Dean

Check out Volunteer Nashville 2015 PSA!

Impact Nashville's Green Alley Project

rain gardenNashville, TN is the grand prize winner of the Cities of Service Blueprint Contest for the city's submission of the Stormbusters Blueprint. In celebration of receiving this honor, Impact Nashville is planning a rain garden project to reduce stormwater in the Nations Neighborhood called the Green Alley project. The purpose of the Green Alley project is to reduce the pollution traveling from the land into Richland Creek, improve alleys in the Nations neighborhood to be more walkable and safe, and to create a model of citizen led water stewardship.

For additional information on the project, visit Nashville's Green Alley Project. As a resource, check out the Rain Gardens for Nashville manual.

Employers for National ServiceAmericorps logo

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County encourages alumni of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps to apply for employment. To learn more, visit Nashville's Employers for National Service program. For information about the national program of Employers for National Service, visit Corporation for National and Community Service.