Statement From City Year CEO & Co-Founder On The Passing Of Mayor Ed Koch
BOSTON, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year, a national, education-focused organization that deploys diverse teams of young people to serve a year in high-need schools, issued this statement today recognizing Mayor Ed Koch for his leadership in national service.
"New York City Mayor Ed Koch was a remarkable leader and public servant who will be remembered for his many achievements, his indomitable spirit, and the stamp he left on the city he loved. The national service movement has lost a visionary leader who played a pivotal role in building national service in this country.
'National service,' Mayor Koch believed, 'is the vehicle for strengthening the connection between the Nation and its citizenry for providing the social cement among Americans of the same generation and for creating an opportunity for each generation to leave an important legacy to the generations which succeed it.'
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