Welcome class of 2021! We look forward to meeting the new class and hope many will come by the Public Service Center to learn how we can help you get connected to your new community both on and off campus.

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Student participating in community event
With over 30 student programs, you can get involved locally and nationally. Participate in one of our leadership programs to build your leadership skills. Work with children in one of the PreK-12 Outreach Programs.

Need help finding the right fit?
Meet with a student Center Program Specialist (CPS) to help guide you through the various opportunities within the community and the Public Service Center. During the academic year email cupsc@cornell.edu to make an appointment.

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Check out one-time, local opportunities on the Hotlist. Explore over 30 student programs for more in-depth volunteer opportunities as well as community work study.

Get a Job

The Community Work-Study Program helps students who have a Federal Work-Study award work off campus with over 50 local non-profits. Do valuable community service and get paid! See our current PSC job listing.


Work Study Opportunities Available!

We are looking for Tutors and Drivers for the spring semester. Check out the PSC Job Listings!

Community Partnership Funding Board (CPFB)

The CPFB assists students in developing grassroots community action projects and administers grants of up to $2500 to make these projects and community partnerships possible.
Interested in joining their board? Board member applications and grant applications are due February 9, 2018. They have limited amount of grants available for their Spring funding cycle.
Find out more by visiting here, contacting cpfb@cornell.edu or stopping by the Public Service Center!

Cornell Cares Day Event Pictures Wanted!

JANUARY 7, 2018: If you coordinated or attended an event please share your pictures with us! Please also share number of attendees from your regional event.
Hundreds of Cornell alumni and students participated in Cornell Cares day across the world.

John F. Kennedy Memorial Award Now Accepting Applications

The Class of 1964 invites graduating Cornellians to apply for the John F. Kennedy Memorial Award. The $15,000 award is intended for those with a commitment to public service to their community or government through demonstrated experience and academic achievement. Application materials are due Monday, March 12, 2018. For more information click here.

Robinson-Appel Award Now Accepting Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Robinson-Appel Humanitarian Awards through April 14, 2018. Three projects will be selected and awarded $1,500 to further community service through innovative approaches, translation of ideals to practical results, and focus on the Cornell campus, Ithaca community, or outside Tompkins County (must be within the United States and its territories). For more information click here.