COVID-19, Mental Health and Students: Data and Resources
Understanding current challenges for Black, Latinx and other youth of color
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 Testifies to NY State Assembly About COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts
McSilver Institute’s Executive Director Dr. Michael A. Lindsey submitted written testimony about how youth of color are affected.Read more McSilver Testifies to NY State Assembly About COVID-19 Mental Health Impacts
Step-Up Students Get Laptops to Help With Distance Learning
The digital divide has widened during the pandemic. Students participating in McSilver’s Step-Up program received laptops this summer to support their education needs.Read more Step-Up Students Get Laptops to Help With Distance Learning
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