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Local and National Service

NYU offers students many opportunities to serve their communities by providing an array of long-term leadership service experiences.
Alternative Breaks

NYU Alternative Breaks
Travel. Learn. Serve.

NYU's Alternative Breaks Program provides students the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. and abroad during winter or spring break and weekends, to provide meaningful service. Through learning and practice, students explore the theory of integrating service, education, and reflection to create meaningful change in their communities by addressing issues such as literacy, poverty, homelessness, racism, immigration, disaster relief, and the environment.

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America Reads

America Reads and America Counts
Help a child learn to read.

America Reads is a national campaign that challenges every American to help children learn to read well and independently by the end of elementary school. At NYU, approximately 800 tutors are placed in 85 schools in New York City Schools.  These dedicated NYU undergraduate and graduate students provide approximately 10,000 hours per week of academic assistance to students in grades Pre-K – 9, at no cost to the participating schools.

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Jumpstart NYU
Brighten a child's future.

Jumpstart NYU is national non-profit early education organization.  Through one-to-one relationships between young children and adults, Jumpstart inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved, and communities to progress together.  The Jumpstart Corps member position is open to students committed to Jumpstart’s mission and who are able to serve 10-12 hours per week during the school year.

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NYU Project Outreach
Learn to navigate NYC service.

Dedicated to service-minded first-year and transfer students, Project OutReach is a four-day emerging leadership program and orientation to community service at New York University.  Project OutReach helps new undergraduate students connect with New York City's diverse community service scene.

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Alternative Breaks, Habitat for Hunanity; Statesville, NC

Alternative Breaks, Habitat for Hunanity; Statesville, NC

Recovery Act Brings 200 VISTAs
to Fight Poverty in New York City

Help is on the way for more than 50 organizations fighting poverty in New York City, thanks to Recovery Act funding that is supporting nearly 200 AmeriCorps VISTA members who will engage New Yorkers in volunteer efforts to battle poverty in the nation's most populous city.

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Local & National Resources

Many opportunities to serve exist outside of NYU.  Please visit the links below to learn more about ways to serve your local community - in and out of NYC!

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