Each Fellow receives a bi-weekly stipend to cover basic personal needs. Each group of Fellows shares a community budget for common household expenses including food. Housing is a benefit of participating in a NYSJC fellowship; rent and utilities are covered at no cost to you. Additionally, each Fellow receives a MetroCard for the year, which automatically refills at the end of each month, ensuring unlimited access to New York City’s public transportation system.


Each Fellow will have their own room in a shared house or apartment. All Fellows are accepted into the NYSJC Fellowship. A process of discernment then ocurrs to place Fellows at either St. Mary’s church or Trinity church. Fellows will share a kitchen, bathroom, and common space with their cohort. Living in intentional community is an essential part of the NYSJC service year.

Beyond Your Service Year

Fellows are given a small relocation allowance at the close of their fellowship year. Past Fellows have gone on to a variety of pursuits: graduate school/seminary, other volunteer/Residential Fellowship programs, and/or full-time work. NYSJC’s professional, social and religious affiliations and contacts can help Fellows connect to New York City’s many resources and opportunities.