City Service Corps Overview

About:

City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time at City agency host sites working to address community needs.

City Service Corps Basics:

Applications for the 2017-2018 City Service Corps program are now closed. Applications for 2018-2019 will open in March 2018. 

Members serve in direct service (outreach, engagement, and training) and capacity building (research and project management) roles at their host site.

City Service Corps host sites from the 2017-2018 year are listed below: 

  • Administration for Children's Services
  • Department for the Aging
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
  • Department of Homeless Services
  • Department of Parks & Recreation
  • Department of Probation
  • Department of Records & Information Services
  • Department of Sanitation
    • CBO Host Sites Partners
      • Queens Botanical Gardens
      • Big Reuse
      • Lower East Side Ecology Center
  • Department of Social Services
  • Department of Veterans Services
  • Human Resources Administration
  • Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice
  • Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs
  • Mayor's Office of Food Policy
    • CBO Host Site Partner: United Way
  • NYC Emergency Management
  • Young Men's Initiative
    • CBO Host Site Partners
      • Literacy Trust
      • Mentor New York
         

City Service Corps 2017-2018 Member Benefits:

  • Living allowance of up to $14,300 (pre-tax) for the service term (approx. 10 months)
  • Basic medical plan will be available at no cost to City Service Corps members
  • $5,815 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of the program
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment on eligible loans while in service, if eligible
  • Monthly professional development activities, led by NYC Service and CUNY
  • Unlimited monthly MetroCard
  • Experience working in City government and with NYC nonprofit organizations
  • Professional networking opportunities with City and civic leaders
  • Valuable resume-building experience

Professional Development and Community Building:

  • Attend a NYC Service led orientation during the first week of the program which covers topics such as AmeriCorps policies and procedures, project management, and City government
  • Monthly skill building and professional development seminars occur throughout the term of service which cover topic areas such as project management, goal setting, building your “brand”, interview preparation and financial literacy
  • Periodic social activities to build community and encourage cross-site networking
  • Career-building opportunities during and upon completion of the program

City Service Corps Member Specifics:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States
  • Have successfully attained the level of degree specified in the job posting (high school diploma or college degree) 
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to serve full time for the program term (generally M-F 9am-5pm)

For Further Information:

Call (212) 788-3209 or email cityservicecorps@cityhall.nyc.gov with any additional questions.

The 2017-2018 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.