May 5th 2018 marked the first ever Serve the City Global Volunteer Day. Serve the City Newport News joined 19 other cities around the world, from Nepal to Honduras, in projects that day. We helped at the first 2018 Community Explosion event on the Peninsula with food preparation and fun activities for the kids. These gatherings are meant to foster community engagement and build relationships between neighbors. These events are also opportunities to raise awareness about resources available to families in the community, recruit committed volunteers, and allow concerned citizens the opportunity to directly connect with organizations that support positive outcomes for youth and others in the city. Altogether we had 17 volunteers serving including 5 who were brand new to Serve the City!