Federal Work-Study (Off-Campus Community Service)

Federal Work Study (FWS) employment opportunities are available both on and off campus. All off-campus FWS positions must be community service oriented. As defined by federal regulations, community service is designed to improve the quality of life for community residents, particularly low-income individuals, or to solve particular problems related to their needs in areas including health care, child care, literacy training, education, welfare, social services, transportation, housing and neighborhood improvement, public safety, crime prevention, recreation, rural development, and community improvement.

The New School participates in the America Reads and America Counts programs. Through these programs, work-study students contribute to the community by working as reading and math tutors at local public schools. Although on-campus FWS positions are limited, students can almost always be placed at an off-campus community service organization through the New York City Public Service Corps. Be sure to include this option when searching for positions on www.collegecentral.com.

Organizations The New School has partnered with:
New York City Public Service Corps
1 Centre Street, 24th floor, New York, NY 10007
Contact: Terry Denson
Young Athletes, Inc.–OST Program

360 East 145 Street, Bronx, NY 10454

Contact: Cassandra Dixon-Bowen
Community Voices Heard
115 East 106th Street, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10029
Contact: Diego Gerena-Quinones
Energy Vision
138 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003
Contact: Joanna Underwood
Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor, New York, NY 10118
Contact: Brittany Mitchell
I Have a Dream Program (Chelsea Elliot)
322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 200 New York, NY 10001
Contact: Natalie Corujo
I Have a Dream Program (DeHostos–Wise)
201 West 93rd Street, New York, NY 10025
Contact: Samuel Rotenberg
Landmark West!
45 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023
Contact: Christiana Pena
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
501 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Contact: Mona Mangat
Sadie Nash Leadership Project
4 West 43rd Street, Suite 502
New York, New York 10036
Contact: Shreya Malena-Sannon
Sustainable South Bronx
841 Barretto Street, #8, Bronx, NY 10474
Contact: Jon Santiago
Cobble Hill Health Center
380 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: Tony Lewis
Russian American Cultural Heritage Center
4768 Broadway, Unit 402, New York, NY 10040
Contact: Olga Zatsepina
Women Make Movies
462 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10013
Contact: Maya Jakubowicz
New York and Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities, Inc.
55 Water Street, 9th floor, New York, NY 10009
Contact: Christina Ficicchia, director@nyclhvcc.org
Legal Outreach
36-14 35th Street, Long Island City, NY 11106
718.752.0222 x101
Contact: David W. Harrington, dharrington@legaloutreach.org

Please note that setting up a contract with a new organization can take six to eight weeks. The following paperwork must be submitted by the organization to set up an FWS off-campus employment contract (email fws@newschool.edu to obtain forms):

  • Federal Work Study Off-Campus Agreement
  • Federal Work Study Off-Campus Contract
  • Job Description Form
  • Copy of the organization's 501©3 Certificate

Once the paperwork have been received, the Federal Work Study coordinator will schedule a site visit. The organization contact (manager) will be contacted once the organization has received or been denied approval for Federal Work Study. If the work study position is approved, the hiring manager and the student must complete the hiring paperwork either with the organization or with the Student Financial Services Office, depending on who will be paying the student and who will be invoicing. If you have any questions about this process, email fws@newschool.edu.

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