Project OutReach is a program sponsored by NYU Service (part of the Center for Student Activities, Leadership, and Service—“CSALS”) that brings together service-minded incoming freshmen and transfer students for leadership training, service, reflection, and activities all around the city.
OutReachers gather for daily Reflections
OutReachers working with a local service site
OutReachers embrace at the end of OutReach 2012
The cornerstone of OutReach is a week-long intensive held at NYU the week prior to Welcome Week—giving OutReachers a head-start in New York—and continues with events held throughout the year in concert with NYU Service’s other programs.
OutReach helps undergraduate students new to NYU explore the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, and connects them with student leaders at the University and with New York City’s diverse opportunities for service. OutReach alumni—the Peer Mentors—who are also current undergraduate upperclassmen at NYU, share their extensive leadership experience and lead small groups of OutReachers throughout the program.
OutReach is capped at 100 participants, and the selection process is highly competitive.
The OutReach Application is available on OrgSync, a system CSALS uses to track service projects and participation.
The 2014 intensive will be held Tuesday, August 19 to Saturday, August 23. The application deadline is June 15, 2014 at 11:45 PM EST. Notifications will be sent July 1.
If selected, you must arrive on campus, move in, and be ready to begin Project OutReach activities on Tuesday, August 19th by 2:00 PM.
OutReach is a demanding and exhausting program, with activities scheduled early until very late. As such, OutReach should be the only activity planned for the week: you just won’t have time for any outside events, hangouts, or activities. Plan accordingly.
OutReach requires a non-refundable fee of $90. The fee helps to cover expenses associated with the program, including shirts, transportation during the program, and daily meals. More information about how to make this payment will be included in your acceptance email.
However, the cost of OutReach should not prohibit anyone from applying to the program. If the participation fee is an obstacle to your participation in the program, you can apply for a Project OutReach 2014 Scholarship here.