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CUNY Service Corps 2014 Student Recruitment Presentation

Information and next steps to apply to become a 2014 CUNY Service Corps member
by MELISSA FERNANDEZ on 31 March 2014

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Transcript of CUNY Service Corps 2014 Student Recruitment Presentation

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Student Recruitment Video

Learn to Serve
Serve to Learn

Community Partner Highlight
Advisement/Coaching with program managers

Ongoing support program

Community platform

Professional development and training
Supports
What do you gain?
Program Benefits
Are you ready to better yourself in order to better NYC?

United to make NYC a better city

Lead schoolchildren through museum exhibits

Help develop websites for community organizations

Tutor immigrants in English

Help companies plan for future growth

Help immigrants apply for citizenship

Work in participatory budgeting with local city council members

Help senior citizens become more tech-savvy

POTENTIAL PROJECTS

Application Tips

Plan ahead and give yourself time.

Use resources on campus such as the writing center.

Have someone proofread your essays.

Ask a professor who knows you well to serve as your recommender and give them plenty of notice before the deadline.

Thoroughly review the application and ask questions when you’re are not sure!
Want to submit a strong application?
NOTE:
Corps members MAY NOT work for another
Research Foundation project or hold another position with RF
Students must:
attend college full-time fall 2014 and spring 2015

complete pre-service training prior to beginning placement

complete Learning Action Plan

attend & participate in ongoing support program which includes 2 touch-points per month

remain in good academic standing at your college


Corps Member Responsibility
Learn how CUNY Service Corps can support your pre-professional growth and increase your civic engagement

Learn more about what it takes to become a member of the Corps

Learn more about program components and requirements

Learn the steps to becoming a Service Corps member
Why we’re here today…
CUNY Service Corps
Community Partners include


http://www.cuny.edu/site/servicecorps.html
Stay in touch…
be working toward a degree at one of the participating CUNY colleges
have addressed all remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2014 classes
have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2014
have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) in the current semester and plan to enroll full-time in fall 2014 and spring 2015
In order to apply students must
Eligibility Criteria

If invited, attend group interview

Attend individual interview if required

Participate in matching process which may include
attending Matching Fair
interviewing with community partner


Complete pre-service training in late
August 2014

Steps to Enroll


Complete online application including letter of recommendation between
February 17 and March 31
Do you have what it takes to be in the Corps?
Our story…
8 Participating Colleges
Service Corps is not just an internship.
It’s a 24-week service commitment where you can…
APPLY
INTERVIEW
MATCHING
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING
Member
2013
2013
2014
2013
2012
November 2012
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein announces plan to form the CUNY Service Corps
Spring 2013
Aggressive planning and recruitment to realize this major University initiative

Seven participating colleges are chosen
Summer 2013
Nearly 2000 student applications are received

96 community partners selected

Offer extended to over 800 students
Fall 2013
719 CUNY students complete pre-service training and are placed with 96 community partners in all five boroughs of New York City.
CUNY Service Corps Today!
We are expanding!

New participating college announced

Currently recruiting 850 NEW students for Fall 2014
Earn $12 per hour
Earn credits when possible
Work 12 hours per week for 24 weeks
Pre-professional skills
and experience
Increase civic engagement
and a chance to give back to your community
Serve as an ambassador
for CUNY
Opportunity for
career exploration
Expand your network
Our program is organized around themes that represent both opportunity and need in NYC
Healthier City
Corps members address important community and public health issues
More Resilient and Greener City
Corps members support projects related to improving the city’s green sustainability
Better Educated City
Corps members offer valuable supports to students of all ages
Economically Stronger City
Corps members focus on improving the economic viability and success of distressed communities within the city.
Let's take a look together!
Application Sample
click here to see a sample: http://www.formstack.com/forms/cunySUD-servicecorpsapp_sample

Opportunities for Growth
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