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Young Adult Success Corps


About Young Adult Success Corps

Young Adult Success Corps (YASC) is an AmeriCorps program launched by NYC Service in coordination with the Department of Probation (DOP). Members will serve at City agencies or Community Based Organizations (CBOs) part-time from September 2nd 2024 - June 2025. YASC members will engage with their communities while developing work readiness skills, receiving supportive counseling through DOP, and exploring educational and career tracks. This experience will provide YASC members with valuable professional development and build a corps of civic leaders who will continue to tackle the City's challenges beyond their service year. 

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Young Adult Success Corps is not open to the general public. You must be on probation to apply.


Young Adult Success Corps Application Process Overview

Step 1: Submit an application

  • In the application you will be able to indicate your top 3 boroughs.
  • *For more information about the application, please contact your probation officer*

Step 3: Applicant Interview

  • A staff member will review your application and you will be notified whether you have been selected for an interview. The interview will be in person and will last approximately 25 minutes to determine if you are a fit for our AmeriCorps programs. 

Step 3: Applicant Offers

  • If offered the position, you will be notified shortly after your interview. A NYC Service staff member will extend the offer to you, and you will have 2 business days to either accept or decline.
  • If you do not accept or decline the offer within 2 business days, the offer may be sent to another candidate.

What are the benefits of being a Young Adult Success Corps Member?

  • Living allowance of up to $15,937.50 (pre-tax) distributed evenly throughout the term

  • Members receive a MetroCard for commuting to and from service

  • Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, valued at $3,697.50 upon successful completion

  • City Government exposure

  • Resume-building professional experience

  • Loan Forbearance and interest accrued paid on qualified student loans upon successful completion

  • On-site orientation and on-going monthly training provided by NYC Service 

  • Additional training and professional support at host site

  • Childcare assistance, if eligible

  • Health Coverage (member doesn’t pay premium or monthly enrollment fees)


What are the requirements to serve as a Young Adult Success Corps Member?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States

  • Must have successfully obtained a High School diploma or its equivalent prior to the start of the program

  • Must be under the Department of Probation supervision

  • Must agree to and pass a criminal background check

  • Must have the ability to serve part-time for the program term (generally M-F 9 AM - 5 PM)

  • Must have a strong motivation for making a positive difference in New York City

  • Must be willing to learn new skills and improve upon existing ones

  • Must complete a total of 900 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.

 

To find out more information or if you have any questions throughout the application process please reach out to the NYC Service Recruitment Team at servicerecruitment@cityhall.nyc.gov

 

The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy. The Adams Administration values diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences that is reflective of the city it serves. Applicants of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged and welcomed to apply.


NYC Service is pleased to present the City Service Corps Blueprint, a comprehensive guide for municipalities across the nation to develop an effective AmeriCorps program proven to have a meaningful impact on members serving, city government and its agencies, and the greater community. This guide is based on the NYC Service AmeriCorps program City Service Corps, which was launched in 2015 and continues to successfully place members at City agencies. The Blueprint includes steps to conceptualizing and operationalizing an AmeriCorps program within local government, as well as evaluations of the City Service Corps program’s impact on a City agency’s efficiency and effectiveness.

The City Service Corps Blueprint was produced with generous support from the Citi Foundation.

Explore the blueprint and resources for programs by visiting the blueprint website!   

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