Have you heard the buzz about CUNY Service Corps? It is a paid job opportunity for students. Yes, I said paid. I met with Professor Cinda Scott and asked her a few questions to get a closer look.
Question: What exactly is CUNY Service Corps (CSC)?
Answer: CSC is a great opportunity for students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earn a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit.
Question: Who is elegible to apply?
Answer: To be eligible for the CUNY Service Corps, students must:
- Be working toward a degree at CITY TECH
- Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits) in the current semester and plan to enroll full-time next semester
- Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 2.5
- Have earned at least 24 college credits
- Have addressed any remedial education needs prior to beginning fall 2013 classes
Question: What sorts of placements are available?
Answer: The program is organized around these themes:
- A Healthier City: Corps members will address important community and public health issues, such as chronic disease management, childhood obesity, lead poisoning prevention, infant mortality, violence prevention, nutrition, and food security.
- A More Resilient and Greener City: Students will support projects related to improving the city’s built and green infrastructure and making it more resistant to storm-related damage.
- A Better Educated City: The Corps will offer valuable supports to students of all ages, such as those in early childhood programs (and their families and caretakers), public middle and high school students, fellow CUNY students struggling with academic and personal challenges, and adult students learning English or preparing to take the High School Equivalency examination.
- An Economically Stronger City: A range of projects will focus on bolstering the economic viability and success of distressed communities within the city.
Question: Where can I find out more?
Answer: There are many info session on campus.
Schedule for Sessions
» Wednesday, May 8th 10-11 am
» Monday, May 13th 1-2 pm
» Monday, May 13th 5-6 pm
» Tuesday, May 14th 1-2 pm
» Wednesday, May 15th 1-2 pm
Above sessions in Namm 119 (N119) – unless otherwise noted
» Monday, May 6th, 1-2 pm
» Monday, May 6th, 5-6 pm
» Tuesday, May 7th, 1-2 pm
» Thursday, May 16th 1-2 pm
Above sessions in Voorhees Lounge
Question: Is there a deadline?
Answer: June 1st, 2013, apply now!