Posted on August 5, 2022
To support one of their three new Community Engagement Associates who will work to implement and manage Communities First – one Associate for each identified focus community (Central Queens, East Brooklyn, and the South Bronx) to better ensure that they incorporate the unique and diverse needs of each of these three communities into their programs when helping them navigate through the COVID pandemic and beyond. Since the onset of the pandemic, these three communities have each experienced high rates of poverty, disproportionate numbers of COVID-19 cases, and increased hunger and unemployment rates. Each Community Engagement Associate will help to ensure that New York Cares develops new relationships within these identified communities, and that the needs and assets of those communities are helping to shape volunteer programming. New York Cares is the City’s largest volunteer management organization, mobilizing nearly 50,000 caring New Yorkers in volunteer service projects each year so as to better meet pressing community needs, including hunger, Pre-K-12 education, and much more.