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