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Get Prepared. Get Involved.

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

Join the NYC Citizen Corps Communications Network
NYC Citizen Corps distributes a weekly newsletter that includes information about preparedness initiatives, resources and local events. During emergencies, the Communications Network is also used to disseminate important alerts and updates.

Join the Community Space Network
NYC Emergency Management's Community Space Survey is critical to helping the City prepare for emergencies and outreach to all of the City's communities. Organizations citywide are encouraged to participate.
Learn more

2014 NYC Citizen Corps Special Needs Symposium Report
NYC Citizen Corps' 2014 Special Needs Symposium focused on how service providers can leverage partnerships, both within their agencies and communities to better meet the needs of their clients during an emergency. Panelists were invited to present at the symposium based on their experiences with implementing creative and innovative strategies that capitalized on partnerships and community networks in order to better serve their clients and constituents.
View the report

We Are New York: The Storm
In partnership with City University of New York and the NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, NYC Citizen Corps produced a 25-minute episode as part of the "We Are New York" series geared towards English-language learners (ELL). The episode, called "The Storm," focuses on emergency preparedness and access to city resources during emergencies. The episode is also accompanied by various learning materials for beginner and intermediate English-language learners.
View the video
Request a "We Are New York: The Storm" Toolkit
Download the "We Are New York" study guide
Download the "We Are New York" low level reader
Learn more about the "We Are New York" program