Mayor Daniel Bianchi will participate in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, by joining VISTA and Senior Corps volunteers to paint at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s office at 314 Columbus Ave.
Bianchi will roll up his sleeves to highlight the value and impact of national service to the city of Pittsfield. Refreshments will be provided by RSVP.
Mayors across the nation will participate in similar public events on April 1, to demonstrate that by unleashing the power of citizens, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have positive and lasting impact, making cities better places to live.
In Pittsfield, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity has two VISTA volunteers working with volunteers and family, respectively. The AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at Berkshire Community College partners with the Pittsfield Public Schools and Berkshire United Way to engage service-learning college students in asset mapping, tutoring and early childhood initiatives.