Hunter College’s urban campus allows for ample opportunity to connect with fellow city dwellers from all backgrounds. Many students find living in New York inspires them to give back to their community, with the added benefit of gaining real life experience in a field that interests them.
New York City Food Policy Center
The Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center (NYCFPC) develops intersectional, innovative and evidence-based solutions to preventing diet-related diseases and promoting food security in New York and other cities. The Center aims to make New York City a model for smart, fair food policy.
Hunter Has Heart is a student-led leadership development program that includes individual volunteer work, completion of a group project, and an experiential learning trip. Participants must be currently registered, in good academic standing and have an interest in volunteerism and social justice.
Just a few blocks from Hunter College is the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, a 123-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness. They significantly improve the lives of thousands of New Yorkers in need each year.
AmeriCorps sends people power and funding to communities across the country. Disaster response, opioid crisis, education – these are just a few of the causes where AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers have stepped up to strengthen their community.