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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
Programs at the McSilver Institute
How We Help
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.
NY Lawmaker and Agency Officers Discuss Push for Economic Equity
McSilver Institute’s Sheryl Huggins Salomon moderated the City and State NY-hosted virtual panel.Read more NY Lawmaker and Agency Officers Discuss Push for Economic Equity
Congressional Black Caucus Holds Mental Health Town Hall
McSilver Institute’s Dr. Michael A. Lindsey was among the participants in a virtual town hall dedicated to the late Rep. John Lewis.Read more Congressional Black Caucus Holds Mental Health Town Hall
FCC Commissioner Cites 988 Vote, Need for Black Mental Healthcare Access
McSilver’s Dr. Michael A. Lindsey participated in a panel hosted by Commissioner Geoffrey Starks on Black mental health, media and technology.Read more FCC Commissioner Cites 988 Vote, Need for Black Mental Healthcare Access