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About Cities of Service

Mayor Daley and Mayor Bloomberg

The bipartisan Cities of Service coalition and its member cities are finding new and innovative ways to harness the power of volunteers. The coalition of over 155 cities builds on the work of New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who created the nation’s first high-impact service plan in April 2009 and appointed the nation’s first municipal Chief Service Officer.

As part of Cities of Service, mayors engage citizens in addressing critical city needs through impact volunteering. The coalition aims to create a vibrant and growing network of municipal governments effectively leveraging citizen service as a reliable, viable tool to achieve measurable impact on pressing local challenges. By accelerating the service movement at the most local level—connecting local needs to the supply of willing volunteers in innovative and impactful new ways—Cities of Service aspires to create a new chapter in America’s longstanding history of service while making local government more effective.

Today, the Cities of Service coalition includes over 155 mayors, representing over 50 million Americans. Like the founding mayors, each coalition member has made a commitment to work with other mayors around the country and advance service strategies in their own city by crafting a high-impact service plan.

Cities of Service Approach

Cities of Service efforts focus on “impact volunteering”—volunteer strategies that target community needs, use best practices, and set clear outcomes and measures to gauge progress.

Cities of Service is leading a multi-year effort to engage mayors across the country by:

  • Developing a comprehensive service plan and a coordinated strategy focused on matching volunteers and established community partners to the areas of greatest local need.
  • Working with other mayors and elected officials to advance strategies and best practices that accelerate the service movement and produce measurable results.
  • Encouraging other mayors to join this national effort to engage our citizens.
  • Ensuring that the voice of cities is heard in federal legislative, policy, and program discussions related to service, which will help the country achieve the ambitious goals of the Serve America Act.

Learn more at Cities of Service.org.

Want to become a City of Service?

If you would like to see your city become a City of Service, contact Lilliane Webb.

Cities of Service in Illinois

There are currently 43 Cities of Service in Illinois. We rank 1st in the nation!

  • Ashmore
    PO Box 99
    Ashmore, IL 61912
    (217) 349-8332
  • Aurora
    44 East Downer Place
    Aurora, IL 60507
    (630) 256-4636
  • Belleville
    101 S. Illinois Street
    Belleville, IL 62220
    (618) 233-6810
  • Belvidere
    401 Whitney Blvd
    Belvidere, IL 61008
    (815) 544-2612
  • Chatham
    116 E. Mulberry Street
    Chatham, IL 62629
    (217) 483-2451
  • Chicago
    121 N. LaSalle Street
    Chicago, IL 60602
  • Columbia
    208 S. Rapp Ave.
    Columbia, IL 62236
    (618) 281-7144
  • Campton Hills
    40W270 LaFox Road, Suite B
    Campton Hills, IL 60175
    (630) 584-5700
  • East Moline
    915 16th Avenue
    East Moline, IL 61244
    (309) 752-1599
  • East St. Louis
    301 River Park Dr.
    East St. Louis, IL 62201
    (618) 482-6601
  • Elgin
    150 Dexter Ct.
    Elgin, IL 60120
    (847) 931-5667
  • Evanston
    2100 Ridge Avenue
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 448-4311
  • Forest Park
    517 Des Plaines Avenue
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    (708) 366-2323
  • Franklin Park
    9500 Belmont Avenue
    Franklin Park, IL 60131
    (847) 671-4800
  • Glendale Heights
    300 Civic Center Plaza
    Glendale Heights, IL 60139
    (630) 260-6000
  • Hazel Crest
    3000 West 170th Place
    Hazel Crest, Il 60429
    (708) 335-9600
  • Hanover Park
    2121 West Lake Street
    Hanover Park, IL 60133
    (630) 823-5600
  • Hoffman Estates
    1900 Hassell Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (847) 882-9100
  • Island Lake
    3720 Greenleaf Avenue
    Island Lake, IL 60042
    (847) 526-8764
  • Joliet
    150 W. Jefferson Street
    Joliet, IL 60432
    (815) 724-4000
  • Kewanee
    401 East Third Street
    Kewanee, IL 61443
    (309) 852-5044
  • Libertyville
    118 W Cook Ave
    Libertyville, IL 60048
    (847) 362-2430
  • Markham
    16313 S. Kedzie Parkway
    Markham, IL 60428
    (708) 331-4905 ext. 328
  • Midlothian
    14801 S. Pulaski Rd.
    Midlothian, Illinois 60445
    (708) 389-0200
  • Moline
    619 16th St.
    Moline, IL 61265
    (309) 524-2000
  • Montgomery
    200 N. River Street
    Montgomery, IL 60538
    (630) 896-8080
  • Mt. Vernon
    1100 Main Street, P. O. Box 1708
    Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
    (618) 242-5000
  • North Chicago
    1850 Lewis Avenue
    North Chicago, Il 60064
    (847) 596-8600
  • O’Fallon
    255 South Lincoln
    O'Fallon, IL 62269
    (618) 624-4500
  • Olympia Fields
    20040 Governors Highway
    Olympia Fields, IL 60461
    (708) 503-8000
  • Palatine
    200 E. Wood Street
    Palatine, IL 60067
    (847) 359-9056
  • Park Ridge
    505 Butler Place
    Park Ridge, IL 60068
    (847) 318-5200
  • Peoria
    419 Fulton Suite 207
    Peoria, Il 61602
    (309) 494-8618
  • Richton Park
    4455 W. Sauk Trail
    Richton Park, IL 60471
    (708) 481-8950
  • Robbins
    3327 W 137th St
    Robbins, IL 60472
    (708) 385-8940
  • Rock Island
    1528 Third Avenue
    Rock Island, IL 61201
    (309) 732-2000
  • Rushville
    220 W. Washington St.
    Rushville, IL 62681
    (217) 322-3833
  • Salem
    101 South Broadway
    Salem, IL 62881
    (618) 548-2222
  • Sauk Village
    21701 Torrence Ave
    Sauk Village, IL 60411
    (708)758-3330
  • Silvis
    121 11th Street
    Silvis, IL 61282
  • Streamwood
    301 E. Irving Park Road
    Streamwood, IL 60107-3096
    (630) 736-3800
  • University Park
    698 Burnham Drive
    University Park, IL 60484
    (708) 534-4237
  • Waterloo
    100 West 4th Street
    Waterloo, IL 62298
    (618) 939-8600
 
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