My name is Jamil Jennings, and I am a member of NYC Civic Corps. I was born in Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn and after being adopted at two weeks old, have resided in Harlem for all of my years, except for university. At the University at Buffalo, I studied Accounting and volunteered my time with nationally recognized service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. I graduated from college in May 2016. After going through a few hardships, I decided that I wanted to continue doing community service work, and I decided to apply to NYC Civic Corps in 2018. Luckily, I received an interview with Kingsbridge Heights Community Center, and ultimately received the position of NYC Civic Corps Member!
As a member of Development at KHCC, I work on volunteer management, recruitment, and retention as well as event planning and other administrative tasks. Through this experience, I hope to gain skills in project management and leadership through event planning, tracking, and volunteer management.
About NYC Civic Corps
NYC Civic Corps is a subdivision of the Americorps program, which is a year-long commitment to servicing a community or city agency across the United States. The Civic Corps program has a shorter term, and it is geared towards those interested in serving NYC-based communities and city agencies in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, public health, education, and youth development.