Today the U.S. Census Bureau released new data indicating that the poverty rate fell slightly in 2017 to 12.3 percent, down 0.4 percentage points from 2016. While any decrease in the number of people in poverty is good news, it is the position of New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research that the momentum […]
This fall, the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work is hosting a research-focused thematic event, the Symposium on Race and Poverty: Translating Knowledge into Action. The discussions and presentations featured will address issues and disparities that directly affect families and children of color living in poverty.
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at NYU Silver School of Social Work is pleased to announce the launch of a new quarterly web series, Degrees of Freedom. Hosted by McSilver Institute Deputy Director Gary Parker, each 10-15 minute episode will feature a lively interview with a leading policymaker, researcher, or service provider […]
The 2015 McSilver Symposium—a full day of inspirational and informative sessions—took place at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on April 27th. The free event, emphasizing poverty, trauma and resilience, featured six provocative panels and two documentary films, including the world premiere of Under the Mango Tree, about Tamale, Ghana’s Shekhinah Clinic Food Program, which feeds over 150 […]