Career Development Services

Civic Engagement Programs


At NJIT, we are committed to fostering opportunities for students to share their skills, talents and enthusiasm through service for the benefit of our communities.  Through the civic engagement programs in CDS, our students have become an invaluable resource of both technical and non-technical help for local and regional agencies. 

We link students, alumni, faculty, and staff directly to community service activities with non-profit organizations located in and around Newark, and throughout the state of New Jersey.

Through both volunteer and paid service opportunities, students assist public and non-profit agencies in meeting their objectives to help improve the quality of life in our communities.  Participants in these programs have become an invaluable resource of both technical and non-technical help for local and regional agencies.

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Our Current Programs

Programs Descriptions
Service Learning Program At NJIT, Service Learning offers a connection between technology-focused academics, and engagement-based experiences in the surrounding communities.  NJIT students complete a 30-hour community service activity or project for...Click for more info...
The President's Volunteer Service Award The President’s Volunteer Service Award program is a great way to thank and honor those who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a....Click for more info...
Community Service Work-Study Program This program offers eligible students the option of working in a non-profit agency to earn their work-study award. Many of the placements are directly related to academic disciplines. The federal government pays a percentage of the student wages and...Click here for more info...
Community of Caring Volunteers NJIT's clearinghouse lists opportunities for students interested in providing volunteer service to community and public agencies. Students can also participate in organized, pre-planned events sponsored by the NJIT Service Corps.  Click here for more info...
America Learns Literacy Corps President Clinton announced the American Reads Challenge in 1996. This initiative calls on all Americans to support teachers and help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. The NJIT Literacy Corps allows eligible students the option of...Click here for more info...
Engineering Better Readers Program Sponsored by the Engineering Leadership Foundation and Birdsall Services Group, NJIT students have the opportunity to network and partner with NJIT engineering alumni, engineering companies, and the NJIT Civil Engineering Department to volunteer as a Collaborative Reader.  Open to all NJIT engineering majors or any NJIT student who wants...Click here for more info...
NJIT Learn to End Hunger Program Civic Engagement has partnered with other local NJ colleges, government agencies, and community partners to engage volunteers in the LEARN TO END HUNGER Campaign for New Jersey. Responsible and committed student volunteers assist...Click here for more info...
NJIT Civic Engagement Computer Center The Civic Engagement Computer Center at NJIT is a student-staffed resource of technical computer support through virtual volunteer projects for community agencies.   Established in 2002 with a $10,000 donation from Lucent Technologies, Inc., the Center provides an avenue for NJIT students to...Click here for more info...

Community Service Scholarship Programs
To learn more about available community service scholarships, click here...