Billings-Burford ’02 Leads Innovative Service Program

Winter 2010

Earlier this year, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Diahann Billings-Burford ’02 to be the head of NYC Service, the city’s new initiative to promote volunteerism. Her position is the first of its kind to be created on a city level anywhere in the country.

“New York City is the first city to strategically harness the power of its volunteers to solve its most pressing challenges, and I am excited to lead the charge,”
Billings-Burford said. Among its many programs, NYC Service provides opportunities for volunteers to deliver meals to the needy and serve as mentors for middle school students.