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Medgar Evers College Brooklyn Recovery Corps

The Brooklyn Recovery Corps at Medgar Evers College is an experiential learning initiative that fosters collaboration with non-profit organizations and small businesses in the Central Brooklyn Community. Funded as part of the NYC Juneteeth Economic Justice Plan, this high-impact learning engagement opportunity is modeled after the Bronx Recovery Corps and utilizes a modified grand challenges approach used to address complex challenges. The MEC BRC seeks to spur and support economic recovery and growth in the Central Brooklyn community while providing real-world, hands-on learning experiences for sophomore, junior, and senior-level students at the college. As a part of this “living-learning classroom,” student interns will be matched with local non-profit organizations and small businesses to address challenges in the community under the umbrella of four emerging themes.

Housing & Food Insecurity
Community & Civic Engagement
Sustainability
Social Justice & Equity

Program Features

  • Writing for Success Journaling Experience
  • Monthly workshops and seminars
  • Theory to practice professional learning opportunities (non-credit academic internship training)
  • Living classroom research project

Capacity

In year one, 100 students will be selected through an application process to be placed with a local non-profit organization or small business.

Duration

BRC interns will engage in the experiential learning opportunity during the fall from October to December and in the spring from February to May and are expected to commit to the placement for the entire academic year.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be a degree-seeking student.
  • Have completed 60 credit hours or more toward a MEC degree.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Be a resident of Brooklyn.

Application Process

Interested eligible students must complete an application package that includes:

  • Complete the application form.
  • 300-word essay explaining how their participation in the BRC will assist them in reaching their educational goals at MEC and beyond.
  • Identify a project that addresses a question related to one of the four themes.
  • Applications will be received on a rolling basis.

Applications are closed. Please check back for Fall 2022 application period.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please send an email to BRC@mec.cuny.edu.