Coordinated by NYC Emergency Management, the NYC Citizen Corps is part of the national Citizen Corps initiative that seeks to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to and recover from emergencies.
Through outreach, training, and volunteer service, NYC Citizen Corps brings together leaders from volunteer programs, community and nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and government to promote preparedness at the local level.
NYC Citizen Corps Goals:
- Prepare the public for emergencies through targeted outreach, with special attention to vulnerable populations and communities.
- Engage voluntary and community-based organizations in planning, developing, and sharing resources related to preparedness, public safety, and local emergency response.
- Host discussions and training workshops aimed at building the capacity of the volunteer and emergency preparedness community
- Provide information, resources, and emergency updates through a communications network
View the NYC Citizen Corps Brochure