News & Blogs


Pre-Service Training for 2014-15 Service Corps Students is Underway

August 28, 2014 | homepage, Members, News

This week students from our 8 participating colleges have been immersed in pre-service training, which they are required to complete before their service placements begin in the fall.  Congratulations to our Service Corps members for fully engaging during these important training sessions and preparing to successfully serve in New York City this year.

Student Spotlight – Madeline Vera, Lehman College, Lehman Adult Learning Center

June 24, 2014 | Members, News

In her own words: This year I have encountered many challenges. One the most challenging was the death of my great aunt. This was difficult because she raised me, and I was living with her. However, something great was in progress at the same time as my great aunt’s passing. Training for CUNY Service Corps […]

Student Spotlight – Alicia Joseph, Queens College, Federal Reserve Bank

June 24, 2014 | Members, News

In her own words: When I first moved here 9 years ago, I mainly intended, like so many of us, to pursue an education in hopes of living the American dream. I first attended Queensborough Community College where I pursued an Associate degree in Applied Science, and I was also a competitive member of the […]

Immeasurable Impact of Service Corps Helps CUNY Student to Realize CUNY’s Value

June 4, 2014 | Members, News

Kevon Manners, a Service Corps student at Queens College, wrote an essay that was first featured in The Prospect, a college admissions and high school/college lifestyles website, and then picked up by The Huffington Post.  Congratulations to Kevon for finding the words to articulate the value of his experience at CUNY and in the Service […]

Service Corps Members Give Back During Spring Break

April 17, 2014 | Community Partners, Members, News

Most college students relax and recharge during Spring Break, but Service Corps members give back!  Take a look at the projects Service Corps members have participated in during break: NYC Department of Parks – Clean-up Project On Monday, April 14, Service Corps members helped to revitalize the South Beach area, which is still recovering from […]

Student Spotlight – Naomi Ducat, Queens College, Queens Library

April 17, 2014 | Members, News

In her own words: My placement in the CUNY Service Corps has far exceeded my expectations. I love being able to help the community in a way that is also relevant to my career goals. I began working at the Queens (Public) Library in the Job Information Center. There I assisted in job training workshops […]

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 […]