Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps


About CVM AmeriCorps
Since 2002, the Pace University Community and Volunteer Mobilization (CVM) AmeriCorps program has partnered with community-based organizations and non-profits in Lower Manhattan and Chinatown to help build their capacity and provide a range of comprehensive services in adult immigrant education, public health and safety, and youth development. Our programs and services aim to provide community members with the skills and support they need to overcome personal and professional challenges and to build successful futures.

The Impact
CVM AmeriCorps recruits Pace University students and residents in the community to commit to one year of part-time service. As a CVM AmeriCorps member, you'll effect change in your community by serving at a local non-profit or community-based organization. You'll have the opportunity to teach an English or computer class to a roomful of adults, help a sixth grade student understand the basics of geometry, provide guidance to a college-bound high school senior, or help a non-profit organization with their day-to-day operations. As a member, you'll also take part in a variety of community service projects, such as graffiti and park cleanups, making books for adult ESL students, serving at a local soup kitchen, and Christmas caroling to nursing home residents.

Why Join Americorps?
CVM AmeriCorps offers the ultimate internship experience because it provides professional training, opportunities for community service and recognition for this service commitment. This recognition is achieved through membership in the national service organization of AmeriCorps, earning a modest living allowance and the chance receive an education award to help pay for college. The CVM AmeriCorps program recruits Pace University students to commit for one year of part-time service in the community. Members work anywhere between 8 and 20 hours a week in Lower Manhattan meeting a range of educational and community-based needs. Upon acceptance to the program, applicants join a Corps of 55 members, and have the chance to participate in community service projects, volunteer events, workshops and trainings on a range of topics such as professional development skills, teambuilding, conflict resolution and leadership.