For the last 120 years, Greenwich House has been a pillar of the West Village community, founded as a settlement house to welcome new immigrants and allow them to adjust to their lives in a new country. It is with that spirit that Greenwich House has continued to enrich the lives of our fellow neighbors, whether they’re in the West Village or beyond.
Greenwich House Youth Civics Corps is a new program that allows high school students to give back and serve the community by designing a collective service project. As this program continues over time, service projects may focus on social justice, climate change, voting rights, food insecurity, and other areas of need, depending on the imaginations and passions of program participants.
The twelve-week program runs in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. During each weekly session, a group of 10-12 students will meet weekly. Together students will identify a problem to address, set a goal, and develop a project to achieve that goal. We will partner with organizations and directly impacted people when developing each project.
Each session will have two weekend days of service, for 3-5 hours. Examples of service projects include:
- Can drive
- Volunteer at a soup kitchen
- Clothing drive
- Fundraisers for various charities
- Partnering with organizations and assisting them in the field (ex: a climate project)
The Greenwich House Youth Civic Corp is generously supported by: