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Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award


Each year, the Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award elevates city-led strategies that most successfully engage citizens to help create and implement solutions to pressing local problems.

Cities of Service knows that many cities around the U.S. and abroad are involving citizens in creative and effective ways, including civic tech, data analysis, impact volunteering, and more. These cities are combining the reach of City Hall with the on-the-ground knowledge of citizens to solve public problems.

The application period closed on January 5, 2018. We are reviewing submissions and will select 10 finalists, who will have the chance to compete for the winning prize!

A panel of experts will help us review the finalist applications, and we will visit some finalists, too. In May, the 10 finalists will be invited to New York City where we will celebrate their work and announce the three winners. The grand prize winner will be awarded $100,000 and two additional cities will each receive $50,000.

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Cities of Service Engaged Cities Award

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