Apply for the Chicago Youth Service Corps

What is Chicago Youth Service Corps (CYSC)?

The goal of the CYSC is to support youth development in the city of Chicago by developing young Chicagoans ages 16-24 as local leaders through the creation of paid, service-learning opportunities focused on local/civic engagement. Youth participants will earn money in a diverse service corps while also building transferable leadership skills for workforce development and 21st century skill-building. This model aspires to promote safe and vibrant communities by empowering youth through civic-minded service while dually providing employment.

The pay rate is $15/hour.

CYSC program will start in alignment with One Summer Chicago on July 5th, 2022. It will run until August 13th, and there will be a week of break after that. Students will be dedicating 20 hours a week until the break. After the break, it will be 10 hours a week until December. It is a classroom setting with a lot of fun activities and great topics to broaden their horizons.

Required documentation

  • Proof of Chicago residency (Chicago Public Schools I.D., State Identification card, City-key ID, Government Issued ID)
  • A valid social security card
  • A signed parental/guardian consent under the age of 18
  • A signed program consent for youth 18 and over
  • Selective Service Verification required for males 18 and over

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Questions? Please contact Bernisa Kamenjasevic at

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