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 focus areas addressing critical capacity and community-related issues.

2018-2019 Term of Service: November 14, 2018 - June 28, 2019

The City Service Corps application is now closed!

2018-2019 City Service Corps Host Sites:

Administration for Children Services

Department of Education

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Department of Sanitation

Department of Social Services

Human Resources Administration

Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Mayor’s Office Immigrant Affairs



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

  • Living allowance of up to $13,000 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term
  • Unlimited Monthly MetroCard
  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $4,266.50 upon successful completion
  • City Government and/or nonprofit exposure
  • Resume-building professional experience
  • Loan Forbearance and Deferment for qualified student loans
  • On-site orientation and training provided by NYC Service
  • Ongoing training and professional support at host site
  • City Service Corps gear (polo, fleece, notebook, etc.)
  • Childcare, if eligible
  • Health Coverage


What are the requirement 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 1,200 hours


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.

Interested in serving? Click here to be notified when our application opens in the Spring!