City Service Corps Overview


City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in November 2015 by NYC Service, recruits individuals to serve full-time at City agencies. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in impact areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues. Our impact areas are:

  • Disaster Services
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education & Youth Development
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Public Health

What are impact areas? Learn more here.

2019-2020 Term of Service: September 4, 2019 - July 10, 2020   (Dates may be subject to change based on federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service)

Our 2019-2020 application is now closed.

Due to the volume of applications received, we cannot provide status updates on individual applications. 


2019-2020 City Service Corps Host Sites:

Department of Education (DOE)

Field Services Team Member

Employee Engagement & Development Initiative (EE&D) Member 

Division of Human Capital – Office of HC School Support Member

The Office of Family and Community
Empowerment (FACE)

DOE-NYC Teacher Recruitment Position

Communication and Press

Civic Engagement Commission

Strengthening Community Boards Corps Member

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

Clinic Engagement Corps Member

Department of Sanitation (DSNY)

Commercial Recycling Corps Member

Zero Waste Corps Member Position

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks)

Partnerships for Parks

What are the benefits of being a City Service Corps Member?

  • Living allowance of up to $18,500 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard (valued at $1,397)
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $6,095 upon successful completion
  • City Government exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and Deferment for qualified student loans during active service; interest paid on qualified loans if successfully completes program
  • On-site orientation and training provided by NYC Service (valued at $1,500)
  • Ongoing training and professional support at host site
  • City Service Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
  • Childcare assistance, if eligible, during active service
  • Health Coverage if a member chooses to enroll or does not have other insurance they wish to remain on (member doesn't pay premium or monthly enrollment fees - valued at $3,100)


What are the requirements to serve as an City Service Corps Member?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9 AM - 5 PM)
  • A strong motivation for making a positive difference in New York City
  • Willingness to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones
  • Must complete a total of 1,700 hours

This program is contingent upon the receipt of federal funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

For Further Information:

Call (212) 788-3209 or email with any additional questions.

The 2018-2019 City Service Corps program is made possible by the generous support of Citi Foundation, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, The New York Community Trust, Trinity Wall Street and UJA-Federation of New York.