Studies show: people who volunteer tend to be healthier, happier, live longer and experience greater career success.
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New York neighborhoods are changing thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative MillionTrees NYC, which is making the landscape of the city greener, one tree at a time. But planting trees is only the first step in improving the NYC environment.
Does all of this work to create change, or support organizations and people that do this work, really make a dent in the problems we collectively face? Hearts on Fire helps to address this question.
I propose that qualified men and women volunteer their time to help students in their respective cities with their homework -- help them excel in school and ultimately find success later in life.
There is a movement sweeping our city this week rooted in a commitment to a common cause: active citizenship.
In the past, finding a place to volunteer would have been a daunting and labor-intensive process. But NYC Service changes all that.
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