CITY YEAR MISSION STATEMENT
To build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. Together, these essential, interconnected and nonpartisan strategies can serve as the civic foundation for a strong, active, and responsive democracy.
CITY YEAR PLEDGE
I Pledge to serve as a City Year corps member to the very best of my ability,
to honor the rules and expectations of City Year,
to respect my colleagues and the people and communities we serve, to provide excellent service,
to lead by example and be a role model to children,
to celebrate the diversity of people, ideas and cultures around me,
to serve with an open heart and an open mind,
to be quick to help and slow to judge,
to do my best to make a difference in the lives of others, and
to build a stronger community, nation and world, for all of us.