APPLE Corps Service-Learning

APPLE Corps Service-Learning

16 Strong Project
About us: 16 Strong is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering resilience to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through student-led initiatives, educational workshops, school partnerships, and community outreach. 16 Strong strives to continue conversations that help young people recognize and navigate the challenges they are facing as a result of ACEs. 
Modality: Remote

  • Deliver messaging to peers and community leaders
  • Research related topics
  • Support development of presentations and resources
Skills developed in this role: youth work, outreach, social media and press

Brooklyn Justice Initiatives
About us: Brooklyn Justice Initiatives seeks to improve how the centralized criminal court in Brooklyn responds to misdemeanor and felony cases.
Modality: In-person

  • Facilitate activities
  • Provide tutoring and assist clients with resumes
  • Work on client intake
Ideal candidate must be comfortable speaking to a diverse group of clients.
Skills developed in this role: public speaking, activity facilitation
About us: The Canary Impact Fund (CIF) is dedicated to funding decarceration organizations & initiatives that are led and/or meaningfully informed by leaders who are or have been directly impacted by the legal system. Our primary focus is to build the capacity and leadership of people who have been impacted by the legal system by providing direct funding to them, so that they can realize their own vision for decarceration to build self and collective power.
Modality: Remote
  • Attend meetings and take meeting minutes
  • Research current trends in philanthropy
  • Coordinate events
Skills Developed: writing, research, developing and facilitating activities

Center for Court Innovation: Parent Support Program
About us: The Parent Support Program (PSP) serves Noncustodial Parents to aid them find employment, increase child support and engage with their children.
Modality: Hybrid

  • Support clients
  • Complete research
Ideal candidate: This program is citywide, students must be able to complete their shifts either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between the hours of 9am-4pm.
Skills developed in this role: public speaking, writing, research, outreach

Community Food Advocates
About us: Community Food Advocates is a non-profit organization with the mission to ensure all New Yorkers have access to healthy, affordable, culturally appropriate foods through equity-centered, high-impact public policy.Youth Food Advocates (YFA) program is a youth-led group for young people who want to learn about social justice, public policy and advocacy, and are ready to create systemic change in New York City food systems, with a focus on school food.
Modality: Mostly remote, some in-person

  • Support Youth Food Advocates program alongside the Director of Youth Leadership
  • Co-facilitation of weekly (virtual) meetings
  • Individual assistance to youth with Virtual Office Hours ("after school")
  • Social media support
  • Growing partnerships with other youth-led organizations.
Ideal candidate must be available Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm for pre-session check-in and assistance with weekly YFA meeting moderation. The rest of the time is flexible, but we have a 4-day work week, Monday to Thursday hours only.
Skills developed in this role: public speaking, youth work, facilitating, social media
About us: Emergent Works is a non-profit tech company that focuses on training system-impacted individuals in coding & digital literacy.
Modality: Remote
  • Assist Programs Manager with curating in-cohort events for mentees and mentors
  • Organize virtual educational resources
  • Assist in the engagement of social & community impact among the Emergent Works network and partners
Skills Developed: writing, research, outreach, documenting and organizing data
About us: GMHC is the world's first advocacy center for people living with HIV/AIDS. GMHC supports clients with services including nutrition and meals, legal, immigration, mental health counseling, substance abuse, housing, financial management, job readiness and placement, and other social support. Volunteers will assist with our weekly Grab-and-Go food distribution.
Modality: In-person
  • Assist with attendee sign in
  • Food distribution and prep
  • Data entry
Ideal Candidate: Volunteers must have Wednesday availability for this role. Volunteers will be working with GMHC clients living with HIV/AIDS as well as community members in need of nutrition support. The majority of attendees are POC and GMHC clients are majority members of the LGBTQ+ community. 
Skills developed in this role: reception and client intake, escorting clients, documenting data
About us: The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and evidence-based solutions to prevent diet-related diseases and promote food security in New York City and other urban centers. The Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center has created 59 Neighborhood Food Resource Guides to deliver real-time, updated food resources to community members in need.
Modality: Remote
  • Complete weekly call lists to food pantries, soup kitchens, social service agencies, etc.
  • Document all results in Airtable
Skills developed in this role: outreach, documenting and organizing data, resource dissemination
About us: IntegrateNYC is a youth-led organization that stands for equity and justice in our schools. We develop youth leaders who repair the harms of segregation and build authentic integration and equity.
Modality: In-person
  • Support overall communications strategy
  • Develop resources that align with needs of the movement
  • Assist with preparations for the Youth Justice Fair
Ideal Candidate: Must have availability Tuesday or Thursday
Skills developed in this role: youthwork, documenting and organizing data, social media and press

About us: Queens Community Justice Center ( QCJC) provides case management , leadership training, and a range of youth development for justice-involved young people and their families in Queens, as well as young people who have not had contact with the justice system. The Queens Community Justice Center is a community based organization that believes that employment changes lives.  
Modality: In-person

  • Assist the Job Developer in assessing the client's employment readiness level
  • Assist in identifying organizations with employment opportunities
  • Reach out to clients to remind and confirm if they are attending programming
Skills developed in this role: research, outreach, youthwork, facilitation, documenting and organizing data

Rikers Public Memory Project
About us: The Rikers Public Memory Project: A Community Truth and Healing Process is a community-based, participatory initiative through which our collective stories about the impact of Rikers are activated to envision a more just NYC. The primary aims of this project are to document the experiences of those who have been directly impacted by Rikers Island, offer directly impacted people a space for healing and solidarity, and educate other New Yorkers about Rikers and its impact.
Modality: Remote

  • One student will collaborate with RPMP Project Director to build out requirements for digital preservation repositories and storage infrastructure for the Rikers Public Memory Project Oral History archive, supporting both the transfer and preservation of the Rikers Public Memory Project archive
  • The second student will support the RPMP Program Coordinator in organizing collection days in partnerships with organizations throughout the city. Complete research and outreach to potential community partners to host collection days
Ideal candidate possesses a strong interest in oral history and public memory work and a desire to learn strategies for employing public memory strategies for addressing the impact of mass incarceration. 
Skills developed in this role: developing and/or facilitating activities
About us: Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership programming to more than 500 young women and gender-expansive youth of color in New York City and Newark each year. Operating at the intersection of love and rigor, we use the tools of popular education to build critical consciousness, community, and college and career readiness. Volunteers at Sadie Nash will work collaboratively with staff members to provide programming to participants and/or will work on various administrative tasks. 
Modality: In-person
  • Assist the Job Developer in assessing the client's employment readiness level
  • Documenting and organizing data
  • Outeach, social media, and press
Ideal Candidate: Volunteers must have availability during one of the following times: Tues/Thurs 10am-2pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, 11am-3pm, 12pm-4pm. Sadie Nash prioritizes candidates whose identities reflect those of our participants and identify as young women, gender expansive, trans and people of color and first generation college goers. 
Skills developed in this role: youthwork, activity facilitation, documenting and organizing data

About us: The Staten Island Justice Center’s Transformative Reentry Initiatives (TRI) works collaboratively with community partners, individuals, and families to support individuals impacted by incarceration and the justice system. SIJC utilizes an approach that is culturally responsive and is centered on the principles of equitable access, participation, and leadership. The goal is to facilitate access to resources and opportunities that empowers individuals, families, and communities to actualize and sustain successful reintegration into society.
Modality: In-person

  • Complete outreach
  • Assist with client intake
  • Support workshops and community outreach events
  • Provide resume writing assistance for clients
Skills developed in this role: client reception and intake, documenting and organizing data, developing and facilitating activities

The United Jewish Council of the East Side (UJCES)
About us: UJCES is a non-profit organization supporting the Lower East Side and wider NYC community through human services and community development programs.
Modality: In-person

  • NORC Program Greeter Volunteers assist at a NORC (Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) program.
  • NORC Volunteers proactively greet visitors at a community center, provide information about programs and services, assist with sign-in and registration for programs, and answer visitor questions.
  • Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers support the team with two food pantries, both on-site and occasionally on local walking deliveries to clients.
  • Food Pantry Assistance Volunteers help organize, pack, deliver, and hand out food pantry orders.
Ideal candidate must be comfortable interacting with people of all ages and have strong organizational skills.
Skills developed in this role: client outreach, public speaking, food pantry organization