2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin

Community Outreach and Service-Learning

Room L.71.14 New Building

The Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning works to connect John Jay College students to their neighboring communities and cultivate an awareness of community needs. The office encourages students to become civically engaged, which can be in the form of individual volunteerism or organizational involvement. Student input is welcome. The office also houses CUNY Service Corps, a project through which John Jay students earn money to work on projects that improve New York City.

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 Oxfam Hunger Banquets, an Open Mic Against Domestic Violence, NY Cares orientations, and the annual “Treats for Troops” campaign, which enabled the office to send more than 110 boxes of donations to John Jay students and their loved ones 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.