NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office, administers four AmeriCorps programs with members serving 10-12 months at community-based organizations, City agencies, or NYC Community Schools.
City Service Corps
NYC Service launched City Service Corps, an innovative AmeriCorps program, in the fall of 2015. The program aims to at address some of the City’s greatest challenges by tapping into the idealism and energy of New Yorkers. City Service Corps members serve full time for 10 months at a City agency or community-based organization (CBO) partner helping to solve some of our City's greatest challenges through direct services and program capacity building. This experience provides City Service Corps Members with valuable professional development and builds a corps of civic leaders who will continue to tackle the City’s challenges beyond their service year.
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NYC Civic Corps
NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program administered by NYC Service, provides a key strategy to expand volunteerism in New York City. NYC Civic Corps members serve full-time at one of 50 City agency and community based organization (CBO) host sites for service terms lasting 10 months from (September 2016 - July 2017). These corps members will serve full-time to build volunteer management systems and leverage 50,000 volunteers who address impact areas that are priorities of New York City and the nation, including disaster services, economic opportunity, education, and healthy futures.
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NYC VISTA is an AmeriCorps VISTA program administered by NYC Service. NYC VISTA members serve for 12 months (August 2016 - July 2017) in New York City government agencies, with a mission of building capacity to lift New Yorkers out of poverty. NYC VISTA members create and improve upon management and data tracking and training systems, develop resources, and organize outreach. In 2016-2017, the following New York City agencies will serve as VISTA host sites: Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), Department of Education (DOE), Human Resources Administration (HRA), and NYC Service.
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NYC Community Schools Corps
NYC Community Schools Corps, an Operation AmeriCorps program launched in the fall of 2015, is working to decrease chronic student absenteeism, increase parent engagement, and strengthen academic engagement at 130 Community Schools, a breakthrough strategy in support of 60,000 NYC public school students. NYC Service, in partnership with the NYC Department of Education (DOE), will place 128 AmeriCorps state and national members at 128 Community Schools to serve for 10-months (September 2016 - June 2017) as “Success Mentors” or “Parent Organizers.” In addition, 16 AmeriCorps VISTA members will support capacity building efforts across the 130 Community Schools. These members serve for 12 months (August 2016 - August 2017). Finally, one AmeriCorps NCCC team (8-12 members) will organize beautification projects through civic engagement at 20 schools.
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