CUNY Peer Leaders Application 2022-2023

CUNY Peer Leaders Application Deadline For The 2022-2023 Cohort!
Deadline: Monday, June 24, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Students, Alumni, and Friends,

We’re recruiting for our next cohort of students for the Fall 2022 to Spring 2023 academic year! We are welcoming applications from all two- and four-year CUNY campuses, and we are particularly seeking candidates from Hostos Community College, Guttman Community College, Bronx Community College, and Queensborough Community College. Students receive $1000 stipend for participating. Please circulate the call for applications below to students you know who might be interested in participating. 

Apply now!

More About CUNY Peer Leaders CUNY Peer Leaders is a community-based program that supports CUNY undergraduate students’ scholarship and creative work in the Humanities and supports them in developing leadership skills to implement within their communities and colleges. The CUNY Peer Leaders is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, that combines elements of the CUNY Humanities Alliance LaGuardia Mellon Humanities Scholars program and the Futures Initiative Undergraduate Leadership and Democracy Fellows Program. 

CUNY Peer Leaders welcomes 30-40 undergraduate students each year from two- and four-year CUNY colleges. As part of the program, CUNY Peer Leaders will have the opportunity to develop a humanities themed project and a portfolio of public writing pieces on the program blog. CUNY Peer Leaders will participate in a variety of community building workshops and enrichment opportunities designed to explore concepts of voice, respect, and presentation of self, which are essential to leadership; critical and creative thinking; sociopolitical issues and their impacts; various historical and cultural perspectives; aesthetic appreciation; and human connection. Through their work, individually and as a group, CUNY Peer Leaders further develop their skills in research, oral and written communication, collaboration, project management, digital literacy, identifying needs and resources, learning with and from others, and building trust, while striving toward shared goals. All of these accomplishments also help prepare them for success as students during their time at CUNY and beyond.

With the students at the center, this group celebrates the successes that CUNY Peer Leaders have already achieved, helps them determine what they need to prepare them for future graduation and careers, and supports their reflections on the ways that these accomplishments can help them to become leaders of their communities. This mutually supportive community with students from both two-year and four-year CUNY colleges, along with meaningful mentorship relationships with staff, faculty, and graduate students, creates a near-peer mentorship community that supports students in their educational goals, and beyond. By fostering meaningful connections and friendships with peers one step away from them in their educational path, the program promotes transfer and continuation within humanities pathways and equips students to move toward goals that build a better future.

We invite you to apply by Monday June 24, 2022 for this program.

Thank you all for your interest in this program!


Lauren Melendez, MSEd
Co-Director CUNY Peer Leaders Program and Administrative Specialist
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Kashema Hutchinson, PhD
Co-Director of the CUNY Peer Leaders Program 
The Futures Initiative
The Graduate Center, CUNY

For more details about the program, including eligibility and participation requirements, please visit our website »

CUNY Service Corps



Work in Non-profit and Government Agencies

Recruitment for Fall 2019 to Spring 2020: Applications are open February 8-March 24, 2019

Apply online:

Please email your resume and cover letter to ​​ ​today! Please visit us at L114 to learn more! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Eligibility Criteria

For consideration, students must:

    • Be working toward a degree at one of the participating CUNY colleges
    • Be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) in Spring 2019; plan to enroll full time during the 2019-20 academic year
    • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
    • Have earned at least 24 college credits by the end of summer 2019
    • Be finished with remedial education needs prior to fall 2019 classes
    • Have the proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Program Benefits:

  • Earn $15 per hour, 10 hours per week
  • Help fellow New Yorkers
  • Gain work experience
  • Monthly professional development workshops
  • Earn credit in some cases

**​This is a 24-week service commitment**

Potential Projects:

â–Ş Help develop websites for organizations
â–Ş Tutor immigrants in English
â–Ş Help companies plan for future growth
â–Ş Work in participatory budgeting with local city council members
â–Ş Help create sustainable buildings

Past placement sites have included​:

9/11 Memorial & Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Navy Yard, ​Federal Reserve Bank of NY, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC City Council, Office of Manhattan Borough President, Maimonides Medical Center, Teach for America, US Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon: Team DURA and more!

NYC College of Technology, ​CUNY ​Service Corps
Professional Development Center (Welcome Center), 300 Jay Street, 1s​ t​ Fl, L114, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel​: 718-260-5846 ​Email​:

NYC Service: Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity description

 Volunteer with the Stewardship Team to protect natural areas in Alley Pond Park! Volunteers will plant natives species within Oakland Meadow to restore the habitat for birds and pollinators!


Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle to this event. Space is limited and registration is required. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

volunteer needs

We need volunteers on these days:
October 13, 2018

Volunteer opportunity location(s)

Volunteer opportunity locations map