You may have done community service in your hometown, and at NYU you will have the opportunity not only to continue such volunteer work but also to combine it with your education in a number of different ways.
New York City presents its residents with countless opportunities for community service. Going out into the streets and helping others is one of the best ways for you to make a difference and enact social change. In addition to helping those in need, you can meet friends, develop leadership skills, and gain valuable career experience. And you can also learn. "Service learning," the integration of community action with the learning process, raises challenging questions for both students and faculty—questions about community, personal responsibility, privilege and poverty, and the role of public and private institutions in creating a good society.