Office of Community Outreach and Service Learning

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The Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning
Room L.71.14
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

Monday-Friday: 9AM-5PM

Declan Walsh
Director of Community Outreach

Rima Douglas-Gill
Assistant Director of Community Outreach

Noel Blanchet
CUNY Service Corps Manager

Allie Griffin
Coordinator of Community Outreach

Stephanie Montero
Assistant CUNY Service Corps Manager

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Welcome to the Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning at John Jay College of Criminal Justice!  The Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning works to connect John Jay students to their neighboring communities and cultivate an awareness of community needs. The office also encourages students to become civically engaged, which can be in the form of individual volunteerism or organizational involvement.  The Office of Community Outreach strives to create events and opportunities that give students a valuable out-of-classroom experience as well as provide opportunities to build their social capital.  They maintain partnerships with both internal and external experts on matters of community outreach and service-learning.

Students, faculty, and staff can become involved in their community by taking advantage of the numerous opportunities that the Office of Community Outreach provides. Recent projects have included hunger and homelessness awareness workshops, Oxfam Hunger Banquets, and our Fourth “Treats for Troops” campaigns for which the office sent a total of more than 110 boxes (35 lbs each) to John Jay students deployed overseas. The office also maintains partnerships with organizations such as the Center for Court Innovation, New York Cares, Safe Horizon, Just Food, St. Paul the Apostle’s Soup Kitchen, and many others.

Action, commitment, service, and learning are all integral parts of the John Jay College experience and there is always a need for dedicated students willing to contribute to the betterment of their communities. The office strives to enable students to take a positive approach to improving their neighborhoods and their John Jay experience.

Students can contribute their input as to ideas and projects they would like to see developed within their community. The office will also help students generate their own service and advocacy projects.  Let us hear your ideas and suggestions. For upcoming event information, please don’t hesitate to stop by!  

Apply to be CUNY Service Corps!

  • Earn $12/hour
  • Make a meaningful difference through service
  • Receive 3 college credits

CUNY Service Corps is mobilizing CUNY students to work on projects that improve the short- and long-term civic, economic and environmental sustainability of New York City and of its residents and communities. Students who become Service Corps members make a meaningful difference through service while gaining valuable real-world experience, earning a wage ($12/hour), and where appropriate, receiving college credit. If you want to learn more about the program come to one of our last info sessions.

To apply visit: to find a link to the online application. Deadline for online application which includes an online letter of recommendation is on Monday, March 31. If you have any questions or concerns please email or call the Office of Community Outreach at 646-557-4820.

Application Extended Deadline: April 7th, 2014.  Complete your application today!

Apply to be on the Community Service Council!

  • Earn $500 per semester
  • Gain Leadership experience and job training
  • Network with the John Jay community
  • Plan and implement your own events and service projects

The Community Service Council is a PAID on-campus leadership position within the Office of Community Outreach. Council members commit to serving for the academic year (September 2014-May 2015) and earn a $500 stipend each semester after completing 125 hours of service. Council members get to plan, staff and promote events focused on raising awareness about social issues in the community. For more information about this exciting opportunity, stop by The Office of Community Outreach in L.72.

To Apply: Download an application here or e-mail to receive an application.

The deadline to apply is April 25th 2014. Complete your application today! If you have any questions or concerns , please email or call the Office of Community Outreach at 646-557-4820.