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CUNY Service Corps 2015 Student Recruitment Presentation
MELISSA FERNANDEZon 9 February 2015
Transcript of CUNY Service Corps 2015 Student Recruitment Presentation
Student Recruitment Video
Learn to Serve
Serve to Learn
Advisement/Coaching with program managers
Ongoing support program - monthly workshops
Professional development and training
What do you gain?
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
IF invited, attend group interview in
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
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?
9 Participating Colleges
It’s a 24-week service commitment where you can…
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein announces plan to form the CUNY Service Corps
Seven participating colleges are chosen
96 community partners selected
800 students accepted into program
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
and a chance to
give back to your community
Serve as an
Expand your network
Our program is organized around themes that represent both opportunity and need in NYC
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!
click here to see a sample: https://cunysud.formstack.com/forms/servicecorps_student_app_1516_copy_1_copy_1
Opportunities for Growth
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.
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!