City Service Corps Overview

About:

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.

2020-2021 Term of Service: September 2020 - July 2021  

Applications for the 2020-2021 program year will open in Spring 2020

To be notified of upcoming info sessions and/or recruitment updates please complete interest form here

 

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)

*Member benefits are subject to change for the 2020-2021 program year

 

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

 

For Further Information:

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