NYCUP Summer Immersion Program


  • InterVarsity's NYCUP 17 West 27th Street New York, NY, 10001 United States

NYCUP SIP is a residential leadership development program that uses New York City as a classroom to provide leadership, vocational clarity, and practical steps towards whole-life stewardship. Our staff work with students in full-time internships that connect their area of interest or demonstrated capacity with NYC non-profits, businesses and traditional discipleship ministries with a focus on restorative biblical justice; as well as those interested in entering fashion, business, medicine or another sector of the marketplace. This year we have 11 amazing participants!

The Good JourneyJade Gleason (Rutgers University) and Gloria Park (Vassar College)

Good Journey exists to educate, compel and celebrate businesses and consumers that integrate stewardship into their every practices. Jade and Gloria will work to grow this platform to reach a wider audience to end exploitation of people and the planet and inform more and more people that a different way of life is possible.

NYC Relief: Mike Lynn (Virginia Commonwealth University)

There are more than 60,000 homeless people on the streets of NYC. Mike will work alongside the great staff at NYC Relief meeting those in need where they are and loving them there. The Relief Bus is the first of many stops on the road to holistic transformation.

LoGOFF Covenant CommunitiesJoshua Anderson (George Mason) and Katie McCarty (George Mason)

Moving from Christian Cliques to Covenant Communities is hardwork but it can be done! We'll be developing the roadmap necessary to make that happen for the 450 small groups in NY/NJ,  and those all over the country connected via the LoGOFF Movement and our extensive network of alumni and partners. 

Those PeopleJessica Rood (Vassar College), Maddie Ligon (Appalachian State), Olivia Ajiake (Rutgers University), Christine Wu (York University)

Partnered with ReWrite magazine and 2100 productions we will create written, photo and video stories of people wanting to cross barriers of race, gender, class, political affiliation etc. We hope to bring the ministry of reconciliation to life and share it with as many people as possible.  

Bites & BeliefGrace Lee (Virginia Commonwealth University) and Anya Kobayashi (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Our resident stewards will look after the resources of our time here AND create "Bites and Belief: How Eating Intentionally Changed My Life". Working with Jessica Rowe, we will craft a volume of LoGOFF Recipes and stories of how each meal can be a partnership with God. 

PVH CorporationGracie Leung  (University of Delaware)

What does it look like to think about who you are becoming just as much as you we think deeply about what to do? As Gracie serves God in the fashion industry we will bless and send her to do so focusing on spiritual formation, leadership development and vocational discipleship. 

To contribute financially to this work, please click the participant name above. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to nycurbanproject@gmail.com.