The CUNY Service Corps seeks community partners to work closely with Service Corps staff to design meaningful student projects and placements. The application for the 2013-14 year is now closed. Please return to this website for updates on the 2014-15 application process.
Community partners of the CUNY Service Corps:
Identify a pressing need in a local community
Work with Service Corps staff to design student projects
Host and supervise a cohort of CUNY Service Corps members
Evaluate Corps members and communicate regularly with Service Corps staff
important facts about cuny service corps placements:
Partners will be given flexibility to design placements that are either:
Project-based assignments culminating in a product or an event; or
Ongoing work which incorporates the Service Corps members into the organization's day-to-day operations.
Partners host at least 5 and up to 50 Service Corps members, depending upon organizational capacity and the types of projects offered.
Placements last 24 weeks (over two semesters), with Service Corps members on-site for 12 hours per week.
Interested organizations will be asked to:
Participate in CUNY Service Corps orientation sessions and trainings
Provide meaningful and satisfying work relevant to the skills and interests of Service Corps members
Provide adequate supervision, including
Identifying qualified staff to supervise Corps members
Formal assessment of Corps members
Timely completion and submission of timekeeping for Corps members
Provide appropriate space (desks, computers, etc.) and placement-specific training, as needed
Participate in evaluation of the Service Corps, potentially including surveys and interviews
Maintain communication with Service Corps staff
Provide a safe and supportive environment for Corps members
CUNY PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING FOR ITS PLACEMENT PARTNERS:
An initial visit to the placement site
A program orientation and supervisor training sessions
Periodic on-site meetings with Service Corps members and their supervisors
A highly responsive program staff to address partner organization concerns
Please provide us with the information below and we will add you to our listserv. We will e-mail you periodically with program updates and developments. Thank you for your interest in the CUNY Service Corps!