Drawing on intellectual and scholarly strengths of New York University and located within the Silver School of Social Work, the McSilver Institute partners with agencies and communities in New York City, across the nation and around the world to develop research projects, evidence-informed services and technical assistance, educational programs and policy recommendations that have short- and long-term social impact.

Founded in 2007 through the generosity of Constance and Martin Silver, the McSilver Institute recognizes the significant link between individuals, families, communities, and their external environments, as well as the interrelatedness of race and poverty.