City Service Corps Overview

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City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in November 2015 by NYC Service, recruits a diverse group of corps members to serve full-time for 10 months at City agencies. City Service Corps is comprised of high-impact service projects led by city agencies in focus areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues

 

City Service Corps Basics:

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City Service Corps Members:

  • Serve in direct service and/or programmatic capacity building roles at host site, implementing projects to address some of our city’s greatest challenges as defined by the host site-created project description.
  • Assignments may include community engagement outreach & events, communications, research, coordinate and lead trainings and project management but may not be administrative in nature.
  • Members must add value/capacity and allow the host site to reach more New Yorkers because of the member’s service.

 

Current City Service Corps Host Sites & Positions are listed below: 

 

City Service Corps 2018-2019 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
  • $5,920 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

 

Member Professional Development and Community Building (CUNY is our training partner):

  • Attend a weeklong 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 a personal “brand”, interview preparation and financial literacy
  • Content-specific professional development is created and led by each host site
  • Periodic social activities to build community and encourage cross-site networking
  • Career-building opportunities during and upon completion of the program

 

City Service Corps AmeriCorps Member Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
  • Have successfully attained the level of degree specified in the job posting by the City agency (high school diploma, associates or college degree) by August 15, 2018 (*Note: high school diploma is a minimum)
  • At least 18 years of age by August 15, 2018
  • Ability to serve full time (M-F for approx. 40 hours/week) for the entire service term
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check (FBI & State of Residence fingerprint check, National Sex Offender Registry) in order to work with vulnerable populations (seniors, children/youth, disabled New Yorkers)

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 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.