Service2Service A partnership of NYC Veterans and NYC Service.

Service2Service is a professional development experience centered in mentorship between NYC veterans and AmeriCorps alumni as mentees and City government employees as mentors.  The program aims to build relationships between service-minded New Yorkers and empower mentees with the network and knowledge to continue a legacy of service in the City.

Mentorship Model 

The mentorship model combines one-on-one mentorship between City employees and Veterans or AmeriCorps alumni and workshop programming connected to professional careers in NYC government. Each mentee and mentor pair commits to a minimum of bi-monthly one-on-one in-person sessions beginning January 2020 through June 2020.

Why Mentorship?

Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni are individuals with a unique set of experiences, deep commitment to civic responsibility, and are valuable members of our communities. NYC Service and the NYC Department of Veteran’s Services welcome the veterans and AmeriCorps alumni of New York City to connect to City employees and open up opportunities to continue their public service journey.

  • Connecting civic leaders within the spectrum of service strengthens our democracy
  • One-on-one mentoring is a powerful tool for Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni to further their career ambitions, access a network, and share resources
  • Supporting Veterans and AmeriCorps alumni through intergovernmental collaboration creates a more inclusive and equitable city


How to become a Service2Service Mentor:

We invite New Yorkers who are currently employed by NYC Government to mentor Veterans or AmeriCorps alumni and empower mentees with the knowledge to continue a legacy of service in the City.

  • Requirements for Mentor participation
    • In good standing with NYC Government employer
    • Commit to six-month mentoring relationship

Deadline to apply is Jan 3rd, 2020.


How to become a Service2Service Mentee:

We welcome all New York City residents who are Veterans or who have completed an AmeriCorps service term to apply! There are limited slots for mentee participation. Mentees can expect to hear back about acceptance by early January 2020

  • Requirements for Mentee participation
    • Members of the US armed forces (active or veterans), Or have successfully completed an AmeriCorps service term by December 1st, 2019
    • NYC resident
    • Strong interest in City Government careers
    • Commitment to six-month mentorship and programming sessions

The mentee application has closed! Sign up to receive updates about next year's application. 


Please note that space in the program is limited and submission of an application does not guarantee placement as a mentor or mentee in the Service2Service Mentorship program.