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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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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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