Meets pressing community needs by mobilizing caring New Yorkers in volunteer service.

Alert We are upgrading our phone system in our office on Tuesday, May 23. As a result, our phones will be down from 8:30am - 9:30am Tuesday morning. Please email info@newyorkcares with any urgent issues. We apologize for any inconvenience. Updated 5/22 4:25pm

College Prep

Guide high school seniors through the college application process and help them prepare successful admission applications to get into the schools of their choice. During this four-month program, volunteers meet weekly with students to narrow down college choices, complete applications, craft personal statements, secure letters of recommendation, and successfully provide advice on the transition to college life.

College Prep projects run weekly from October through December and take place on weekday evenings (usually from 6:00-8:30 p.m.) or Saturdays (usually from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m.). 


Training sessions are held starting in September. Trainings prepare volunteers to advise on students on admission applications and college essays. Sign up below.