Work Assignments at Community Semester

Community Semester students work with a NYC-based community-based organization; a multi-organizational, issue-based campaign or; city agencies or political offices focused on constituent services, legislative policy and community outreach for 28 hours each week.

Placements vary by semester and are contingent upon the needs of the organizations. Current host organizations work on a range of issues including:

  • economic justice and job creation
  • community empowerment
  • racial justice
  • immigrants’ rights and education
  • housing rights
  • homelessness
  • neighborhood housing and preservation
  • youth development
  • cultural revitalization

At the beginning of the semester, students meet with mentors from several organizations to determine the best placement for them.