The Poly Project is a new initiative through the Office of Student Activities with the purpose of providing regular and sustained opportunities for the Poly community to engage in community service. Our objective is to provide students with Poly led service opportunities as well as resources to help members of the Poly community find other service opportunities that interest them.
K-12 Tour and Club Fest – September
NY Cares Day – October
Shelter/Food Bank – November
The Giving Tree/Coat Drive - December
Alternative Break - January
The Poly Project is based out of the Office of Student Activities. We are a group of staff members and students who are dedicated to making service opportunities more readily available and visible here at Poly.
There are several ways that you and your office can get involved with the Poly Project:
Join the Poly Project Working Group
The Poly Project Working Group currently consists of Staff from the Office of Student Activities and an array of Student Leaders. However, we would like as many perspectives as possible. We invite all Offices, Club Leaders, and Student Leaders to join our group and make sure that we are supplying the Poly community with quality service opportunities.
Promote our service opportunities and we will promote yours
The Poly Project not only creates our own service opportunities, we promote other service opportunities going on at Poly, NYU, New York City, and abroad. Send us your service opportunities and we will post them on our website and include them on our soon to come newsletter.
Partner with us in hosting a service opportunity
Team work makes the dream work! Do you, your office, or your club have an idea but aren’t sure where to start? Contact us.
Let us keep track of your member’s service involvement
We are in the process of developing a system to keep track of student’s service hours. If your office or club requires participants to do service, we can help you track their progress.
For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718)260-3800
Visit the NYU Center for Student Activities, Leadership and Service on the 7th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life to find out more information on getting involved in long-term and one-day service projects as well as joining one of 40 community service student club. The office coordinates an array of opportunities with local non-profits in need of a helping hand.
Contact NYU's Office of Civic Engagement, located on the 5th floor of 25 W. 4th Street, to find more more about the largest university-based tutoring program in the nation, America Reads/America Counts and the NYU Jumpstart program.
NYUServiceConnect is an internet recruiting tool linking students to more than 74,000 nonprofit organizations and designed to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer, and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Use the database to find local service organizations and projects near you. Visit the site and login with your NYUHome login information and get started to serve your community!