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Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data indicating that the poverty rate fell slightly in 2017 to 12.3 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 2016. While any decrease in the number of people in poverty is good news, it is the position of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research that the momentum should be continued through efforts to make sure that low-income communities... Read more
Black Boys & Men: Changing the Narrative | Episode 03: Preventing Suicide Guest: Sean Joe, PhD Release Date: January 25, 2018 “...it's important to understand and focus on how black males are expressing their masculinity, the importance of them having safe spaces to emote, and to deal with their feelings, and their critical needs.” This episode focuses on suicide prevention efforts geared... Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, mcsilver.comms@nyu.edu New York City — The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director. “The national conversation around poverty and its root causes remains an urgent one, particularly as... Read more
Download a PDF of this announcement.   16 Part Podcast and Accompanying Social Media Campaign Focus on Redefining the Narrative about Black Boys and Men   New York City (January 12, 2018) — In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the McSilver Institute announced the launch of a 16-part podcast series that examines issues of systemic racism and oppression and its devastating consequences... Read more
Download a PDF of this announcement.   New York City (November 13, 2017)  – The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work, has announced Dr. Christina M. Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, and media commentator as the 2018 McSilver Fellow In Residence. The McSilver Institute Fellowship engages nationally... Read more
To mark the annual International Suicide Prevention Awareness Day, Comunilife, Inc., and the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work co-sponsored a community forum on the topic of suicide among Latina and Black male adolescents. The forum, held on September 6, 2017, at MIST Harlem, was supported by a coalition of elected officials and over 35 community based... Read more
On Monday, May 22nd the McSilver Institute sponsored the fifth annual McSilver Awards, which recognized 5 extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle issues of structural poverty and oppression. The event was held at the NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, and marked the first McSilver Awards under the leadership of its new Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey. The event was sponsored by The New York Women... Read more
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work announced the appointment of Rosemonde Pierre-Louis, who until recently was Senior Advisor to the New York City Commission on Gender Equity, as its Deputy Director for Administration and External Affairs. Known as a force for social and economic change, and possessing extensive public sector experience... Read more
The McSilver Institute, with the generous support of the New York State Health Foundation, has partnered with four major Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors in New York State to create custom reports that will help providers inform and improve their clinical and business practices. Focusing on payer mix, service delivery, and program census, the reports provide behavioral health agencies with information key to... Read more
The McSilver Institute was a co-sponsor and NYU Silver School Professor and McSilver Faculty Fellow Dr. Deborah Padgett was one of the conveners of the International Conference on Justice and the Rights of Homeless Persons with Psychosocial Needs held in Chennai, India from September 1-3, 2016. The three-day event brought together presenters from around the world and more than 200 delegates from across India to... Read more

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