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CUNY Service Corps 2016 Student Recruitment Presentation

Information and next steps to apply to become a 2016 CUNY Service Corps member


on 3 October 2016

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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?
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 2016 and spring 2017

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 2016

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 2016 classes
have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2016 (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 2016 and spring 2017
In order to apply students must
Eligibility Criteria

IF invited, attend group interview in
April 2016

Attend individual interview if required

Participate in matching process which includes
attending Matching Fair
June 16th and 17th
interviewing with community partner

Complete 14 hours of
pre-service training
in late
August 2016

Steps to Enroll

Complete online application including letter of recommendation between
January 15 and March 20
Do you have what it takes to be in the Corps?
Our story…
8 Participating Colleges
It’s a 24-week service commitment where you can…
2013 - 2015
November 2012
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Chancellor Emeritus Matthew Goldstein announced plans to form the CUNY Service Corps
2013-2015 Highlights
Program expansion to include additional campuses
Community partners grew from 96 to 136
2,360 students served/serving as Corps members
Over 350,000 hours of service completed by Cohorts 1 & 2
CUNY Service Corps Today!
Growing a strong alumni pool that is making a difference!

Currently recruiting 950 NEW students for Fall 2016
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: As a finalist you will participate in
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!
Once you complete onboarding with the Research Foundation and 14 hours of pre-service training in August you will be an official member of the 4th Cohort of CUNY Service Corps!!!
Priority Deadline: February 29th!
Students who submit their application by 2/29/16 will receive an extra point on their application score
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