COVID-19: Know and Care
Our work continues during this challenging time. See a collection of resources created and curated by the McSilver Institute.
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.
McSilver’s Testimony To NYC Council Finance Committee Cites Step-Up
The institute testified about its Step-Up program and the need for more mental health services in schools amid the fallout of COVID-19.Read more McSilver’s Testimony To NYC Council Finance Committee Cites Step-Up
Leadership for the Social Climate: Dr. Gary S. Belkin in NEJM
To address climate change we must also engage in social climate change, writes Dr. Gary S. Belkin in the New England Journal of Medicine.Read more Leadership for the Social Climate: Dr. Gary S. Belkin in NEJM
Schools Need More Social Workers in the COVID-19 Era
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer hosted a virtual town hall on the need for school social workers, with NYU McSilver as a Community Co-sponsor.Read more Schools Need More Social Workers in the COVID-19 Era