I am pleased to let you know that CUNY is going back to Puerto Rico in summer 2019.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Service Corps is looking for motivated, hard-working students to be a part of this service community. If selected as a participating student, you will:

  • Work with skilled trade professionals performing building and construction tasks
  • Help rebuild communities and neighborhoods in Puerto Rico
  • Build workplace and community service skills
  • Included: Travel to Puerto Rico, lodging, food on work days, and student insurance will be covered.

You can find more information about the program as well as the application online.  Note that the application is due on Friday, Apr. 12, 2019. Please share information about this opportunity with any student who might be interested.

In just ten weeks last summer, 178 homes in Barranquitas and Orocovis, as well as Vietnam in Guaynabo, Catano, and La Playita were repaired or rebuilt. Check out the compelling SCPR18 video to hear directly from students and chaperones about the experience.

To be eligible for CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico, you must:

  • Be matriculated in a degree program at a CUNY college at time of application
  • Be currently enrolled in Spring 2019
  • Be planning to enroll in Fall 2019
  • Be in good academic standing at your college and have a GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have earned at least 24 college credits by end of Spring 2019 (18 credits for community college students)
  • Have the required documentation for domestic travel
  • Be Committed: CUNY Service Corps – Puerto Rico is a two-week or three-week commitment
  • Be willing to perform construction-related tasks (under the supervision of a trained professional)
  • Be interested in serving as a CUNY ambassador in a setting that requires professional behavior