On September 5, 2014, the CUNY Service Corps will hold its University-wide launch at BMCC. The 820 CUNY students in our 2014-15 cohort, along with community partner representatives and CUNY stakeholders, will come together to celebrate what it means to be a member of this important University program. Students will also culminate their pre-service training […]
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.
Once a year at a Brooklyn Cyclones game in MCU Park in July, “CUNY Night” happens. On this night, students and staff from the City University of New York gather for a shared experience of cheering on the home team, networking, and enjoying the festive backdrop of Coney Island. Every year CUNY salutes a special […]
The inaugural year of the Service Corps was profiled in a recent segment of CUNY TV’s Study with the Best.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]