CUNY Service Corps

“I have long been committed to open access to government data. As a City Council member, I was proud to sponsor NYC’s Open Data Law, which unlocked a treasure trove of data about our streets, crime, restaurant inspections, and other information gathered by city agencies.But that law was only the first step, as “open” data doesn’t automatically mean “useful” data.

“That’s why I am welcoming 14 student members of the CUNY Service Corps to my office for the next year. These members will help both our office and our Community Boards navigate City data so that New Yorkers can use the data in meaningful ways.

“In July 2014, Governor Cuomo announced the first round of NY CUNY 2020 awards, providing $55 million to fund innovative projects that connect academic excellence with entrepreneurship. One of those projects brings these 14 students to my office – an expansion in CUNY’s capacity for data analytics and visualization.”

Gale A. Brewer
Manhattan Borough President

Program Support

  • Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics
  • Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation
  • NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • NYC 311
  • Manhattan community boards
  • Fund for the City of New York
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Data & Society Research Institute
  • Microsoft Civic
  • Socrata
  • Pratt Institute’s Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI)
  • Carto
  • The Wise City

Service Corps Projects