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RSVP director named “Volunteer of the Year”

RSVP director receives Worcester citation

On April 9, Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty and more than 75 of his colleagues across the country participated in the first Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.

On the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, Petty presented RSVP-Worcester Area Volunteers Director Barbara Drapos with a citation from the City of Worcester. Petty highlighted the importance of citizen service by honoring RSVP Worcester Area Volunteers. RSVP Volunteers serve more than 60,000 hours annually in programs throughout Worcester County.

As the federal agency for service and volunteering, the Corporation for National and Community Service ~ co-sponsor of the Day of Recognition ~ annually engages more than four million citizens in service at more than 70,000 sites across the country through Senior Corps and other programs. CNCS leverages federal and private funds to support organizations that achieve measurable results where the need is greatest. A significant portion of this investment is focused on cities. CNCS has investments in more than 500 cities with a population of at least 30,000. Last year, CNCS leveraged more than $1 billion in investments for organizations operating or based in these cities. National service also plays a key role in many smaller cities and towns and rural areas.

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