Apply for 2017-2018 Community Schools Corps Program here.



NYC Community Schools Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in partnership between NYC Service and the NYC Department of Education's Office of Community Schools, places corps members at Community Schools in high-need neighborhoods to serve as Success Mentors, with a focus on decreasing chronic student absenteeism and strengthening student academic achievement. 

NYC Community Schools Corps Member Benefits

  • Living allowance of up to $14,300 (pre-tax) for approximately 10 months of service

  • Basic medical plan will be available at no cost to Civic Corps members.

  • $5,815 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program

  • Child care voucher (if income eligible)

  • Student loan forbearance or deferment on eligible loans while in service

  • Monthly professional development opportunities

  • Experience working in nonprofits or City Government

  • Content specific onsite training led by host site

  • Professional networking opportunities

  • Valuable resume-building experience and civic leadership

  • Unlimited monthly MetroCard


  • Must be a U.S. Citizens, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the united States

  • Have attained a Bachelor’s degree.

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

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

  • Ability to serve full-time (40-45 hours/week) or half-time (20-25 hours/week).

  • Ability to serve a minimum of 1,700- service hours (FT) or 900- service hours (HT) during the 10-month term of service.