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What We Do
Research, programs and interventions that address the root causes and consequences of poverty.
Poverty is about more than lacking the resources to meet basic needs, such as food, clothing and shelter. We recognize the interrelatedness of race, gender and poverty. Therefore, we are dedicated to dismantling structural racism and other forms of systemic oppression through our work.Read more about ENDING POVERTY
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The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices.
Our event programming extends the conversations started by our work to challenge harmful narratives, advance new thinking and inspire positive change.
CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends
Following months of listening events and meetings in Washington, DC and across multiple Congressional districts, The Congressional Black Caucus’s Emergency Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health today released a report, “Ring the Alarm: the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide in America,” outlining the state of Black youth mental health and detailed policy recommendations for consideration by Congress. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, the task force was formed in April to explore the causes of and solutions to increasing rates of suicide among Black children. The report was assembled with the help of the task force’s working group, led by Dr. Michael Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH, Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.Read more CBC Taskforce Report: Black Youth Suicide Rates Rising, Defying Historic Trends
Resources for Providers Working with LGBTQIA Populations
For Pride Month, CTAC NY provides resources to help social service providers better affirm identity and support mental health in LGBTQIA populations.Read more Resources for Providers Working with LGBTQIA Populations
Announcing 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence Henry L. Greenidge, Esq.
The NYU McSilver Institute has announced transportation policy expert Henry L. Greenidge, Esq. as a 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence.Read more Announcing 2020-2021 Fellow-in-Residence Henry L. Greenidge, Esq.