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On Saturday, November 1, 2014, three students who participate in the McSilver Institute’s Step UP program, Luz Sanchez, Shakur Clark and Dodi Ebanks, were attendees and exhibitors at the annual PhotoPlus Conference and Expo held at the Javits Center in New York.  The international show brought wide exposure to the student-led program’s Photovoice initiative, in which students learned photography skills and,... Read more
The McSilver Institute is thrilled be a partner on a new recently awarded project to develop a new integrated care model to improve health outcomes and reduce poverty in New York City. Funded by the Robin Hood Foundation, over the 18 month grant period, a consortium of partners including Mount Sinai Medical Center, Bronx Lebanon Health System, Healthfirst, the Institute for Family Health, and PSCH, will... Read more
On May 28th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the McSilver Institute was joined by friends, colleagues, and partner organizations to celebrate the Second Annual McSilver Awards. The Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions in addressing the root causes of poverty and addressing its consequences.   The evening began with welcoming remarks from President of... Read more
The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s beautiful new Fisher performance space was full of inspirational sentiments on May 28th as the McSilver Institute hosted its Second Annual McSilver Awards.  The ceremony honored five incredible and prominent figures who are leading the fight against poverty.  Prior to the ceremony, BAM’s Hillman Studio was packed to the brim with people who were there to listen to... Read more
McSilver has been fortunate to have Dr. Robert Walker join the Institute as a Visiting Scholar from Oxford University for the spring and summer of 2014.  Dr. Walker presented a lecture on March 31 to a standing-room only crowd around his multi-country qualitative study focused on the relationship between poverty and shame.  During his talk, he defined poverty as a form of violence.  He went on to... Read more