The NYC Citizen Corps is part of the national Citizen Corps initiative to bring together local leaders from community organizations, government, the private sector, and volunteer programs. NYC Citizen Corps promotes grassroots emergency preparedness and volunteerism, enabling New Yorkers to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
NYC Citizen Corp's outreach initiatives are designed to support NYC organizations and target the needs of NYC’s most vulnerable populations. In addition, NYC Citizen Corps supports special projects throughout the year including Partners in Preparedness and National Preparedness Month.
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.