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Archive for 2014

Student Spotlight — Damilola Iroko, John Jay, Participatory Budgeting Project

March 31, 2014 | Members, News

In his own words: I am a senior at John Jay and a proud member of the first cohort of the CUNY Service Corps.  What has the CUNY Service Corps meant to me?  When first presented with this question, I was overwhelmed with a barrage of thoughts that flooded my mind.  I thought, how could […]

Student Spotlight — Dennika Peters, KBCC, Fifth Avenue Committee

March 31, 2014 | Members, News

In her own words: I am very grateful to the CUNY Service Corps for the opportunity to be a member.  Being an International Student, I got the opportunity through the Service Corps to learn more about New York.  Through the matching fair, I saw that there were a lot of non-profit organizations that help the […]

Student Spotlight – Immaculee Fabre, Lehman College, Global Kids, Inc.

March 31, 2014 | Members, News

Immaculee is our Student of the Month for February 2014.  In her own words: I was born and raised in Haiti.  My parents wanted me to finish school in the States, so we moved to New York 12 years ago for me to start high school.  After I graduated from high school, I was not […]

Student Spotlight – Amalia Nunez, BMCC, New York Hall of Science

March 25, 2014 | Members, News

In her own words: I’m representing the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and I am placed at the New York Hall of Science, where I use my filmmaking skills to create science-concept videos.  For me, the Service Corps means (1) catering to the most important needs of the city, (2) self discovery, and (3) skill […]

Student Spotlight – Michael Luppino, College of Staten Island, Staten Island University Hospital

March 25, 2014 | Members, News

In his own words: I am a sophomore and a biology major at CSI.  I am placed at Staten Island University Hospital in the cardiology department.  I work in administration and medical research.  I attend meetings and help to develop fundraisers.  One of the projects I’m working on is helping patients with cardiovascular disease to […]

Student Spotlight – Sayashmini Madhow, Queens College, Queens Library

March 25, 2014 | Members, News

Sayashmini is our Student of the Month for January 2014.  In her own words: I’m a biology major at Queens College, and my service placement is at Queens Central Library.  I work as a Programming Assistant in the Teen Space, which just opened.  Service Corps members had a chance to create projects and execute them.  […]

Service Corps Member Featured in Hall of Science Educational Video

March 3, 2014 | Members, News

Check out BMCC Service Corps member, Amalia Nunez, in action as “salt” in this video for the New York Hall of Science:

Service Corps Students Featured in PortSide New York Blog

March 3, 2014 | Members, News

Read about how Service Corps students are supporting PortSide New York:  “Joshua Washington, Trevor Colliton and Chris Zoupanitiotis stepped in to handle the delicate job of stripping paint off the Monel metal and the tiles on the floor with chemical stripper.” Link to blog:

Student Info Sessions at John Jay in February

February 4, 2014 | News

John Jay students interested in applying for the 2014-15 Service Corps are strongly encouraged to attend an information session on campus. 2014 Spring Info Session Dates: Monday, February 3 Tuesday, February 4 Monday, February 10 Thursday, February 13 Tuesday, February 18 Thursday, February 20 (6 pm) Wednesday, February 26 Thursday, February 27 Room: L2.84.00 (Lecture […]

Student Spotlight – Susanna Siltanen, BMCC, Center for Employment Opportunity

January 27, 2014 | Members, News

Susanna is our Student of the Month for December 2013.  In her own words: My service placement at the Center for Employment Opportunity is absolutely wonderful.  I said at the start that I wanted to know how non-profits work, and I’m getting complete insight.  They’ve opened the doors for me to attend quarterly meetings.  I’m […]