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NYU Service

Commitment to service is one of the cornerstones of New York University. Over 15,000 students, staff and faculty are involved in University-sponsored service activities each year. New York City is full of opportunities to serve from one-day experiences to sustained community engagement.  In addition, NYU provides opportunities to serve all over the world at each of the study away sites and through other international service programs offered throughout the University. Tutoring, visiting with senior citizens, painting public schools, building homes and teaching HIV/AIDS awareness are just a few of the hundreds of programs available for you to make a difference in your community.

New York University's motto is "a private university in the public service." NYU delivers on this premise through the volunteer support of thousands of students, faculty, and staff and through direct contributions to local charities. To find out more information on how to become an active contributor in your community, please read below. 

Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service on the 7th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life to find out more information on getting involved in long-term and one-day service projects as well as joining one of 40 community service student clubs. The office coordinates an array of opportunities with local non-profits in need of a helping hand.

Contact NYU's Office of Civic Engagement, located on the 5th floor of 25 W. 4th Street, to find more more about the largest university-based tutoring program in the nation, America Reads/America Counts and the NYU Jumpstart program.

Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service on the 7th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life to find out more information on getting involved in long-term service projects as well as one-day projects. The office coordinates an array of opportunities with local non-profits in need of a helping hand.

NYU's Office of Civic Engagement also connects NYU faculty and staff with local nonprofits and organizations.

Alumni are welcome to participate in one-day service opportunities offered through NYU. Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service to find out more information on getting involved in one-day projects. The office coordinates an array of opportunities with local non-profits in need of a helping hand.

If your non-profit would like volunteers or interns for long-term or one-day projects, contact the Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service.  If your nonprofit would like NYU student interns, you may also use The Wasserman Center for Career Development to post information about jobs and other opportunities!

Join NYU Cares, the NYU Alumni Affinity Community Service Group.  This group seeks to bring together alumni, students, and other community members interested in making a positive impact on society. Members will have the opportunity to participate in rewarding and fulfilling community service projects throughout the five boroughs.  For more information, contact Angie Hyman at 212-998-6772 or send an email to alumni.affinity@nyu.edu with “Community Service” in the subject line.

If your non-profit would like volunteers for long-term or one-day projects, contact the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service.  If your nonprofit would like NYU student interns, you can also use The Wasserman Center for Career Development to post information about jobs and other opportunities!



NYU Wagner

Undergraduate Offerings @ Wagner

The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers a set of courses and minors open only to undergraduates. All of the courses are taught by Wagner School faculty who are recognized experts in their fields and provide students with an opportunity to explore some of the most important public policy issues facing policy-makers and practitioners at the local and national level today. 

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