Governor Cuomo Partners with SUNY to Aid Puerto Rico

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SUNY is proud to partner with Governor Andrew Cuomo to offer students a unique and rewarding service learning opportunity to support his NY Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. New York State is mobilizing students from SUNY and CUNY to work through non-profit organizations that are aiding in the reconstruction and revitalization efforts of communities across the island damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The first deployment of student volunteers will work through All Hands and Hearts, a non-profit that is embedded in communities conducting recovery work including debris removal, roof repair, and light construction.

Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance as space will be limited. However, SUNY will work to place as many remaining applicants in similar service opportunities through additional non-profit organizations as they become available. Opportunities will run from mid-June through late-August in two-week sections*.

All programs will be hands-on service learning experiences that require physical work in a tropical climate during the summer. Proper precautions and safety measures will be taken, and students will work under the supervision of faculty and staff from SUNY and the partner non-profit organizations.

Students selected for service learning programs this summer can expect

To be eligible for this program, you must


Thursday, May 17

Applications submitted through the link below due by 11:59 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

Notifications for the first round of placement through All Hands and Hearts

Ongoing rolling admissions for subsequent cohorts: If you are not selected in the first round of service opportunities through All Hands and Hearts, there will be additional programs identified in the coming days and weeks. Unless withdrawn, all applications will remain valid and will be considered for placement until all available spaces are filled. All applicants who are not selected for the first round will be notified by May 23. You will then be notified at least two weeks in advance if your application is accepted for a subsequent round of placements.

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