Hostos Students are now eligible to join the prestigious CUNY Service Corps

Hostos students are now eligible to join the prestigious CUNY Service Corps, the one of a kind educational and civic engagement program that transforms lives and enriches students with a paid employment experience, and where appropriate, college credits. Only students from five CUNY colleges—Hostos, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Queens College—can participate of the 2019-2020 CUNY Service Corps grant year.

After applying through a CUNY Central Office open call, Hostos was selected and awarded nearly $500,000 in funding. The grant will allow Hostos students to join the distinguished University community of Service Corps participants who provide service to the community while building skills.

Since 2013, when CUNY Service Corps launched as a response to Super Storm Sandy, the “learn, earn, and serve” model of the CUNY Service Corps mobilizes students to work with organizations that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City.


The application for the 2019-2020 academic year is now open.

The final deadline is March 31, 2019.

Hostos CUNY Service Corps is interested in applicants who demonstrate that they:

  • Want to be part of a special and important program that will make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers;
  • Are interested in helping people, neighborhoods, and/or organizations;
  • Can balance work with the Hostos CUNY Service Corps, college studies and other co-curricular commitments;
  • Show promise as a leader and a problem-solver;
  • Are able to work as a member of a team;
  • Can commit to serving for 24 weeks over two semesters. Participants work approximately 11-12 hours per week and are paid $15/hr.

 Apply today:

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The CUNY Service Corps is a strong University pipeline for diverse talent into New York City’s public sector, having provided thousands of CUNY students with paid work experiences in community-based organizations and government agencies since the program’s launch in 2013.  The Service Corps mobilizes students to work on projects that improve the civic, economic, and environmental sustainability of New York City. The hallmarks of the Service Corps include recruiting a participant cohort that reflects the demographics of New York City and of CUNY overall in terms of socio-economic and ethnic/racial diversity, thorough preparation of participants before they go into the field, ongoing professional development for participants and their onsite supervisors, and data-driven program management and assessment. PROGRAM GOALS 1. For students to make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world work experience, earning a wage, and where appropriate, receiving college credit; 2. For communities and partners to realize concrete benefits as a result of CUNY Service Corps projects. THEMES The program is organized around themes that represent both opportunity and need. These are a healthier city, a more resilient and greener city, a better educated city, an economically stronger city. CUNY Service Corps.