CYNY recruitment update

“We are all Recruiters” is a phrase heard frequently around the CYNY office. I’d like to thank everyone for their help in referring qualified and motivated young people to our program. While we are seeing an increase in numbers of applicants, our work is not done, if you know a 17-24 year old who would be a good fit with City Year please have them contact me at 646-452-3629 or email me at kcummings @

As our recruitment outreach has spread across the region, we have seen more and more applicants submitting applications earlier and earlier. Over 115 eager 17-24 year olds have applied for City Year New York’s 09-10 corps. These 115 applicants are a diverse group of young people; over 50 have or will have a bachelor’s degree by September of 2009, 50 of the group are young men and 58 are from out of state.

After the holiday season we will be holding several new initiatives allowing targeted groups to experience City Year; “Corps Member for a Day” for individuals considering our program and “Zone open houses” which will be held in the communities we serve. January 13th at The Point CDC in Hunt’s Point and January 15th in East New York. We will be holding additional open houses throughout the year, keep an eye out for more dates to come. Also, the Recruitment team will be attending at least 3 career fairs at local colleges in advance of the February 15th application deadline.

Click here to view a flyer for the Zone Open House on January 13th.