We believe that leaders need to be developed with the character and capacity to change the world. And we aim to do just that!

InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project exists to develop individuals into leaders with the character and capacity to transform their communities and the world through the Love of God. Every person is made in the image of God, created to rule, create, work and flourish. 

New York City will be our world-class classroom and for 5 days people who want to not just learn how to do "good" but pursue it will be given the tools to do so. We will feed the homeless, fight sex-trafficking and labor slavery and wrestle with racism, prejudice and injustices that support oppression. We will enjoy great food, great fellowship and take concrete steps and resources back to our local communities. 

People of all faiths are welcome to attend as long as you are willing to grapple with faith, justice and how that impacts this world.

To learn more about our past programs, please click on the below links and watch the videos:

Tentative Dates for NYCUP Spring Break 2016 are: 

March 7-12, March 14-19, March 21-26, March 28-April 2, March 25-30

Admission is on a first-come, first serve basis. 


Registration for NYCUP Spring Break 2016 will open October 15, 2015. Please check back with us then! 


Payment details will be available in October 2015. 


When should I arrive and depart for my session? 

Please arrive by 2PM on the first day of your session. You are free to go at 9 AM on the Saturday of your session. 

How should I travel into NYC? 

The best thing to do would be to take public transportation into the city. Please do not try to park your car in the city. If you come in on a bus or van service into the city, it should be a drop off. Parking in the city is difficult and we would not want you to get a ticket.

Do I have to stay on-site with everyone?

Yes. Students and volunteers will be required to spend each night at NYCUP Housing.  The goal of NYCUP is for you to build your relationship with God, with the community and with one another.

Where will I be staying? 

You will be staying at the Local NYC. Click here to learn more about what is provided.

Do I have to be a part of InterVarsity to come?

No, but you must be of college age to attend, 18-29. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. If you are not a part of InterVarsity, you will have to provide at least 1 reference from a pastor, spiritual advisor on campus or faith leader in your community.

Can my church/school help pay for the trip?

Yes! You may ask your student government, church and other groups to co-sponsor to send your group to NYCUP! The gifts are NOT tax-deductible.

Is there a discount for groups?

No, there is not a discount for groups but there is a discount returnees who would like to come as staff. Please email nycurbanproject@gmail.com for more information.

Registration for ALL IV staff and official volunteers is required as well unless waived. 

Who should I make my check out to?

All checks should be made out to INTERVARSITY with NYCUP in the memo. Do NOT have a check written out to you or to NYCUP.  If you do, they will be returned to you.

When do I turn in my money?

After you register online and pay your deposit, any remaining balance can be paid in advance by making an online payment or by making payment in person upon arrival. 

If you do not pay in full at the time of arrival, you will not be allowed to participate.

Where does my money go?

Every expense during NYCUP Spring Break will be covered including all food, travel, lodging, materials, speakers, staff and more. Your funds go towards covering this and the work of NYCUP in New York and New Jersey.

Does registration cover travel?

No, you are responsible for your own travel expenses to reach NYCUP. Once you arrive, all program expenses are covered by NYCUP.

Please contact us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com with any questions.


1. Please notify us as soon as possible of any cancellation by emailing us at nycurbanproject@gmail.com or call us at 212-248-6621. 

2. If a cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance for your given session, deposits are refundable. In addition, you will not be responsible for your remaining balance if the cancellation is made more than 2 weeks in advance.

3. If a cancellation is made 2 weeks or less in advance for your given session, we are not able to refund your deposit and you will be responsible for paying your remaining balance. 

**Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing nycurbanproject@gmail.com