Bloomberg Spins Off Group That Spurs Volunteerism in Cities

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that Bloomberg Philanthropies will turn its Cities of Service program into a stand-alone nonprofit that will help mayors across the U.S. tackle challenges via volunteer efforts.

Michael Bloomberg is spinning off one of his foundation’s programs into a stand-alone nonprofit that will expand its efforts to help mayors across the nation put volunteers to work on specific challenges, such as fighting obesity or beautifying neighborhoods.

The group, Cities of Service, will be led by one of the former New York City mayor’s government employees and is the second organization focused on cities that Mr. Bloomberg has started since leaving office. The first, Bloomberg Associates, is a consulting organization that will provide free advice to cities...