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A commitment to community service is one of the cornerstones of New York University. Each year, hundreds of NYU students devote their time and their energy to volunteer work. In addition to the satisfaction they receive from helping their neighbors, they also gain valuable work experience. Through NYU's Office of Civic Engagement, students work with dozens of not-for-profit organizations throughout New York City.
There are many ways to become involved in community service activities on and off campus. NYU School of Professional Studies students have collected canned goods, conducted toy drives, distributed bag lunches to the homeless, worked in dropout prevention programs that encourage high school students to stay in school, and renovated houses for the poor. Student volunteers give of themselves freely, and all agree that they get back much more than they give.
The School also provides community service opportunities that are geared toward the industry-specific interests of its students. The Dean’s Registry, our community service program, was developed to unite students, faculty members, alumni, and staff through community service projects that are scheduled throughout the academic year.
The NYU School of Professional Studies student councils are committed to community service as well, and encourage School clubs to perform at least one community service project per year.
For further information, email the NYU School of Professional Studies Community Service Coordinator, Judith Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.