Model City

Calling College Now Students!

Are you considering a career in public service? Here’s a rare opportunity for College Now students to play the role of a Council Member. You can take local politics by the reins by representing one of the city’s legislative districts as a NYC Council Member. Get the chance to air your views at City Hall and join the Model NYC Council Project!

Each fall, the Model New York City Council Project gives College Now students the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to assume the role of a New York City Council Member and represent one of the legislative districts in the five boroughs. Participating in the program allows you to experience city government and public administration from the inside; and our faculty mentors guide you through what it means to be an active member of city government.

At the conclusion of the fall workshop series, participants will 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 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall! This is a great addition to your college resumes or to talk about in your college essays.

Program Eligibility Requirements

This project is open to College Now students who will:

  • Be a high school junior or senior enrolled in or who has completed at least one College Now course or activity
  • Be able to attend all the Training Sessions and the final event
    o Saturdays – 10/28, 11/04, and 11/11 from 11am-4pm
    o Final Event in the Council Chambers, City Hall – 11/18 from 10am-5pm

Click here to download the 2017 Model City Council Application
Click here to download the 2017 Model City Council Project Information