Pro Bono Perspectives Episode 36: Myung Lee, Cities of Service

Activating Dormant Civic Engagement
Nov 12, 2019 8:00 AM ET

Pro Bono Perspectives with Myung Lee of Cities of Service

Common Impact CEO and Pro Bono Perspectives host Danielle Holly talks citizen engagement with Myung Lee, Executive Director of Cities of Service. Part of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ American Cities Initiative, Cities of Service is a nonprofit that helps mayors build stronger cities by changing the way local government and citizens work together.

Danielle and Myung discuss how intent to volunteer is significantly higher than actual rates of volunteerism, indicating that people want to get involved, they just don't know where to start or how they want to give their time and talents. Cities of Service activates this dormant civic engagement by helping local governments to partner with the community and get better at facilitating opportunities for citizens to get involved.

To learn about Cities of Service programs, success stories and how you can get involved, visit