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CUNY Service Corps 2015 Student Recruitment Presentation

Information and next steps to apply to become a 2014 CUNY Service Corps member


on 9 February 2015

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Transcript of CUNY Service Corps 2015 Student Recruitment Presentation

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Student Recruitment Video

Learn to Serve
Serve to Learn

Advisement/Coaching with program managers

Ongoing support program - monthly workshops

Community platform

Professional development and training
What do you gain?
Program Benefits
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

Want to submit a strong application?
Corps members MAY NOT work for another
Research Foundation project or hold another position with RF
If selected Corps members must:

attend college FULL-TIME in fall 2015 and spring 2016

attend Matching Fair and complete matching questionnaire

attend onboarding session over the summer and follow up on any clearance related processes

complete 14 hours of pre-service training in August the week before school starts

complete Learning Action Plan in October 2015

participate in Service Training & Development Series by attending one monthly workshop

meet with Campus Manager at least once per semester for an individual meeting

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

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 2015 classes
have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2015 (18 credits for community college students)*
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 2015 and spring 2016
In order to apply students must
Eligibility Criteria

IF invited, attend group interview in
March/April 2015

Attend individual interview if required

Participate in matching process which includes
attending Matching Fair
June 18th and 19th
interviewing with community partner

Complete 14 hours of
pre-service training
in late
August 2015

Steps to Enroll

Complete online application including letter of recommendation between
January 5 and March 15
Do you have what it takes to be in the Corps?
Our story…
9 Participating Colleges
It’s a 24-week service commitment where you can…
November 2012
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein announces plan to form the CUNY Service Corps
2013 Highlights
Seven participating colleges are chosen
96 community partners selected
800 students accepted into program
2014 Highlights
Inaugural year culminates in First Annual Service Conference
Service Corps expands to additional college
115 community partners selected for Year 2
11 Faculty-led projects are added
Spring Break Service Days
800 NEW students accepted into program for Year 2
CUNY Service Corps Today!
We are expanding! We will now be partnering with 9 CUNY campuses!

New participating college announced: CITY COLLEGE!

Currently recruiting 950 NEW students for Fall 2015
Earn $12 per hour
Earn credits when possible
Work 12 hours per week for 24 weeks
skills and
civic engagement
and a chance to
give back to your community
Serve as an
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: https://cunysud.formstack.com/forms/servicecorps_student_app_1516_copy_1_copy_1
Opportunities for Growth

Before selection
After selection
Service Corps is not just an internship.
have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 
*NOTE: community college students with under 24 credits must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Community college students with 24 credits or above can have a 2.5 GPA.
Application Tips
Plan ahead and give yourself time.
Ask a professor who knows you well to serve as your recommender and give them plenty of notice before the deadline.
Use resources on campus such as the writing center.
Have someone proofread your essays.
Thoroughly review the application and ask questions when you’re are not sure!
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