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 Co-Hosts MLK Day Panel on Black Youth Mental Health
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, Executive Director, joined a panel of experts to discuss trends in the time of COVID-19, and actions steps.Read more McSilver Co-Hosts MLK Day Panel on Black Youth Mental Health
McSilver Executive Director Appears on ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’
Dr. Michael A. Lindsey discussed the effects of police brutality on Black mental health with actress and activist Taraji P. Henson.Read more McSilver Executive Director Appears on ‘Peace of Mind with Taraji’
McSilver COO Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for City Limits
Rose Pierre-Louis explains why it will give NYC’s voters more choices and enable more equitable representation for Black and brown communities.Read more McSilver COO Pens Op-Ed on Ranked Choice Voting for City Limits