Do you want to make a positive difference in your community? Are you a U.S. Citizen with a high school diploma or its equivalent? Serve as a NYC CIvic Corps member this year!
WHEN: May 21 | 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: Building P lobby
ADMISSION: Free | Registration requested here
NYC Civic Corps, part of the federal AmeriCorps program, believes service to others is an indispensable part of the American experience. NYC Civic Corps (NYCCC) members build, develop. and grow volunteer programs by recruiting, managing and engaging volunteers. Areas of focus include economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, and healthy futures.
NYCCC members receive resume-building professional experience, potential assistance with child care, health coverage, a MetroCard for commuting, and a living allowance and an education award. NYCCC members increase community resilience. To learn more about how NYCCC makes a difference, watch this video featuring former Snug Harbor NYCCC member Cierra Crawford: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofwrEXOzOUM.
On May 21, we invite you to meet former Civic Corps members and learn about the experiences available on Staten Island this year. Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI), Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, and United Activities Unlimited (UAU) will be hosting NYCCC members in the 2022-2023 service term. You can learn more about the program and the 2022-2023 opportunities across New York City here: https://www.nycservice.org/initiatives/3.
“NYC Civic Corps allowed me to gain experience and access I wouldn’t otherwise have had. I worked with so many different people and missions, and was immersed in my community. Now, I’m more connected and I have a greater understanding of the issues facing our community and how to engage.” Andrea Stuart, former Snug Harbor Service Coordinator
“Serving with AmeriCorps provided job readiness skills in my chosen field, while I also made an impact in my community. I was better prepared and eager to continue my path in non-profit agriculture after my service term.” Ezra Pasackow, Snug Harbor Heritage Farm Manager
“My time as a NYCCC member was amazing. I did not have any experience in the agriculture field. Since joining, I learned so much about how to grow food, composting, sustainability, and I learned about myself. I gained real hands-on experience within my own community and I was able to share what I learned with others. I created a manual to serve as a guideline for those serving now. It was definitely one of the best and most challenging experiences because I was pushed to grow and blossom.” Cierra Crawford, former Snug Harbor Farm Training Coordinator
Terms of service are September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. Members serve a total of 1200 hours. You can apply now at https://a002-irm.nyc.gov/EventRegistration/InvitationRequestForm.aspx?eventGuid=1ae64076-2f1e-4ed0-a52a-f358f4b6a259
This event is in partnership with United Activities Unlimited, Community Health Action of Staten Island, and NYC Civic Corps.