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A COVID-19 Update from NYU McSilver Institute
All of us at the NYU McSilver Institute hope that this message find you and yours well and safe. We would like to update you on our continuing work to disrupt generational poverty and how we have adjusted that work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research and services continue in a telework environment, […]
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Annual Report: 2018 and 2019 Were Pivotal Growth Years for NYU McSilver
The combined fiscal years of 2018 and 2019 marked a pivotal period in the growth of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Our scholarship achieved new prominence, and we educated a wider audience and shaped policy goals at the local, state and federal levels. Learn more about our progress, achievements and highlights in the 2018-2019 Annual Report.
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Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative — Season Two
The Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative podcast series brings together thought leaders to analyze stereotypes and dispel myths concerning Black boys and men, to explore their strengths and achievements, and to discuss the many ways in which all of us can support their progress and well-being. For the second season of Black Boys […]
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McSilver Applauds NYC Human Rights Commission Youth Initiative Launch

The New York City Commission on Human Rights, in partnership with over 60 schools and organizations (complete list below) that educate and work with young people, announces the launch of a new comprehensive program called Youth for Equity and Solidarity. The program will educate over 5,000 young people this year, ages 13-21, and includes the creation of the Commission’s first youth advisory council (YES Council).
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Annual Report: 2018 and 2019 Were Pivotal Growth Years for NYU McSilver

The combined fiscal years of 2018 and 2019 marked a pivotal period in the growth of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. Our scholarship achieved new prominence, and we educated a wider audience and shaped policy goals at the local, state and federal levels. Learn more about our progress, achievements and highlights in the 2018-2019 Annual Report.
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Acclaimed Podcast on Black Boys and Men to Launch 2nd Season on MLK Day

On Monday, January 20, the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research will kick off the second season of their Webby-nominated podcast Black Boys and Men: Changing the Narrative. The inaugural episode will feature a discussion with Mayor Frank Scott Jr. of Little Rock, Arkansas. He discusses what it is like to be the first black elected mayor of an iconic city in civil rights history and among the growing vanguard of Black Millennial mayors in the South, as well as what it means to be an effective role model to young Black boys.
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National Academies of Practice Names Dr. Michael A. Lindsey Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, the Executive Director of the NYU McSilver Institute, has been elected to the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Social Work as a Distinguished Fellow. NAP is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization dedicated to affordable, accessible, coordinated quality healthcare for all. Members, elected by their peers, include healthcare practitioners and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in their profession and a commitment to furthering practice, scholarship, and policy in support of interprofessional care.
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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.
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Study: Self-Reported Suicide Attempts Rising In Black Teens As Other Groups Decline

Adding to what is known about the growing crisis of suicide among American teens, a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends during the period of 1991-2017, among Black high school students, in particular. Their findings were published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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McSilver Joins Congressional Black Caucus Effort to Address Youth Suicide

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) launched a new, emergency taskforce focused on the growing problem of suicide and access to mental health care among Black youth. Chaired by Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), The CBC Taskforce on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health will convene experts in Washington, DC and around the country, raise awareness among Members of Congress and staff, and identify legislative recommendations to address this mental health crisis.
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NYU McSilver Institute Announces Appointment of Veteran Journalist Sheryl Huggins Salomon as Communications Director

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director. “The national conversation around poverty and its root causes remains an urgent one, particularly as policies are enacted that reinforce income inequality and fail to address the role of structural racism in generational poverty,” says Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, executive director of the McSilver Institute.
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