ABOUT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORPS

The NYC Community Schools Corps, an Operation AmeriCorps program launched in partnership between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Education, places corps members into Community Schools in high-need communities to serve as mentors, reduce absenteeism, and boost parent involvement.

Community Schools support the social, emotional, physical, and academic needs of students by offering a coordinated approach to increasing opportunities for young people and improving the academic performance of students through partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and community-based organizations (CBOs).  

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NYC Community Schools Corps Member Benefits

  • Biweekly living allowance of $650 (FT) or $325 (PT)

  • 30- day unlimited MetroCard each month

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,775 (FT) or  $2,887.50 (PT) upon successful completion of the term of service

  • Limited health care benefits (FT members only)
  • Student-loan forbearance

  • Monthly educational seminars and professional development

COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORPS MEMBER SPECIFICS

  • Be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or lawful permanent residents.
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s degree.

  • Have experience working with children or in a school, preferable.

  • Be subject to and pass criminal history checks.

  • Be able to serve full-time (40-45 hours/week) or part-time (20-25 hours/ week).

  • Serve a minimum of 1700- service hours (FT) or 900- service hours (PT) during the 10-month term of service.

For general program and specific benefits information, visit theAmeriCorps State and National website.

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