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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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