Model City Council Project

Model New York City Council Project PROJECT DESCRIPTION Each year since 2002, 51 College Now students are chosen for a unique opportunity to play the role of a New York City Council Member and represent one of the legislative districts within the five boroughs. Model Council participants work with the faculty mentors from the Edward T. Rogowsky Internship Program in Government and Public Affairs to prepare for their role on the City Council. Through direct participation in the process of legislative decision-making, they will play a central role in their own pursuit of a public service education and learn about the realities associated with policy making, as well as the intricacies of representation in a diverse urban setting while working on a real legislative agenda. Selected students participate in an intensive training program that consists of several Saturday sessions in November. At the conclusion of the fall workshop series, participants get the chance to put their knowledge and experience to use as the Model City Council members debate and vote on a piece of real life legislation. Afterwards, students celebrate their accomplishments and meet elected City Council members at a reception hosted by the City University of New York.


• Training Sessions: Saturdays, October 31, November 7 and 14 11AM-4PM

• Final Event at City Hall: Saturday, November 21; 10AM-5PM PROJECT


• Will be Juniors and Seniors in the fall

• Have College Now experience (i.e. students currently enrolled or have completed at least one (1) College Now course or workshop).


• Essay

• Official transcript

• List of work, volunteer or extra-curricular activities

• Signature of the College Now Director or Program Coordinator Application deadline is September 28, 2015 to the College Now program.

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Applicants will be notified of their application status via email.