About City Service Corps

City Service Corps, an AmeriCorps program launched in November 2015 by NYC Service, recruits individuals to serve full-time at City agency host sites. 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:

 

How to Host a City Service Corps Member:

NYC Service has placed City Service Corps members at City agencies for more than 5 years. Learn more about the process of hosting members and how to apply.

View Host Site Requirements

 

 

How to become a City Service Corps Member:

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

 

Read the City Service Corps Outcome Evaluation by the Urban Institute outlining how organizations benefit from the City Service Corps members’ service, the extent to which members gain valuable skills, and whether they continue to be civically engaged after completing the program.

 

For Further Information:

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