Message from Mayor Sylvester Turner
I am pleased to welcome you to the HoustonSERVICE.org website. HoustonSERVICE has been developed with the support of Cities of Service, a bi-partisan coalition of mayors nationwide dedicated to engaging citizens locally to make a difference against pressing city issues. In January of 2009, the passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act ushered in a new era of service and civic engagement. Houston, having been a Cities of Service Leadership Grant recipient, is at the forefront of this national movement.
HoustonSERVICE matches volunteers with established community partners to address areas of greatest local need, increase civic engagement, and make positive impacts for local service efforts within our communities.
Houston is a city of open arms and warm hearts, and Houston SERVICE creates a volunteer support infrastructure to accommodate and sustain this passion for service while strategically addressing the most pressing needs of our great City.
I thank the many community partners without whom this effort would not be possible, and the citizens of Houston who continuously and consistently make me proud to call Houston home. Together, we can all make a difference.