CUNY Service Corps was launched in 2013 in response to neighborhood needs that came to light after Hurricane Sandy. Since its launch in August of 2013, CUNY Service Corps members have completed over 750,000 hours of service to NYC at over 150 nonprofits and government agencies in all 5 boroughs. BMCC continues to be one of the eight participating campuses and only community college in the program.
CUNY Service Corps at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) supports the mission of the College and the City University of New York by administering and expanding CUNY Service Corps’ components, training, recruiting, and student employment functions through comprehensive planning, management, and assessment. CUNY Service Corps at BMCC works in partnership with faculty, administrators, and staff members across various home and partner campus and University offices, as well as, external community partners to organize meaningful opportunities for students.
Dr. Lisa-Ann O’Connor
Dr. Lisa-Ann O’Connor is the Manager of CUNY Service Corps at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Her background is in implementation, development, and evaluation of career and leadership programs. She earned her doctorate in Executive Leadership with honors from St. John Fisher College, a master’s in Mental Health Counseling with honors from Hunter College, and a bachelor’s in Communications with double minors in Graphic Communications and Journalism from Baruch College. She has worked in various career coaching and management roles that helps foster personal growth, forward thinking, and independence in career decision-making. Dr. O’Connor has worked in the industries of education, media and entertainment, nonprofit, human resources, and public relations. She also has experience supporting faculty and administrators in creating standards, protocols, and framework for administering curriculum and assessment.
Yvette Andino is the Program Assistant of CUNY Service Corps at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Her background is in education (middle school, high school, higher education) and administration. She assists Service Corps members with troubleshooting administration problems, as well as, facilitate monthly workshops and one-on-one sessions. Yvette obtained her bachelor’s degree with honors in Psychology with double minors in Women’s Studies and Journalism at The City College of New York. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in School Counseling at Hunter College.
Media and Design Assistant
Hope Linton is the Media and Design Assistant of CUNY Service Corps at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Her background is in banking, graphic design, and photography. Through the Service Corps, Hope has had the opportunity to intern at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office in their Graphic Art Department and later with the Cultural Corps at MOMA PSI in their Curatorial Department. In 2016, Hope was awarded first place from the CUNY 2015-2016 CUNY/Labor Arts Contest, Visual Art category 'Making Work Visible,' for her painting titled Barbershop. She received her Associate of Science degree in Multimedia Arts and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art with a concentration in Digital Design at City College of New York.