Hostos Community College has launched the CUNY Recover Corps, a partnership between CUNY and New York City. The CUNY Recovery Corps has created opportunities for 5000 students to join efforts to meet the challenges faced by our community’s small businesses, public health organizations, community-based non-profits, schools, universities, and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, CUNY students will continue to write their history of service to this city as they help revitalize, reinvigorate, and rebuild NYC.
 
The CUNY Recovery Corps at Hostos, led by Lisanette Rosario, is working hard to identify both Hostos students and match to meaningful work experiences.
 
Hostos is currently at 262 Hostos student completed applications on a goal of 300. We are committed to reaching the goal.
 
Your support is needed to help identify departments/offices within your Divisions that that can provide virtual workplace opportunities for the students.
 
Please share and prioritize with your unit Directors, Chairs & Coordinators. This is an amazing opportunity to engage our students in meaningful work that will help contribute to student retention and success.
 
Next Steps and Immediate Action Required:
  1. Identify someone from your area to serve as a liaison to work with Lisanette and Career Services.
  2. The liaison will complete the DYCD  Worksite Application including the total number of students per division - https://www.cuny.edu/hirerecoverycorps/ Use PIN#: WPA159964 at the end of the application.
  3. Your liaison will complete the  Campus Virtual Worksite Interest Form (The work is both flexible and virtual and the wages are covered).
  4. Lisanette Rosario will contact each liaison and assist with Steps 2-3. 
Here are examples of the kinds of work that CUNY Recovery Corps students could do for Hostos Community College:
  • Peer Advisors/Mentors/Tutors
  • New student welcome/orientation
  • Coordinating groups of students to serve on a calling campaign for new and returning students.
  • Supporting summer bridge programs/summer orientations
  • Faculty support on research and projects, etc.
  • Extending Federal Work-study assignments
  • Summer programs
  • Support works your areas need assistance with
To learn more about the CUNY Recovery Corps please contact Career Services Director Lisanette Rosario at lrosario@hostos.cuny.edu and visit the CUNY Recovery Corps home.