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November 2013 Community News and Announcements

Leaves are falling, breezes blowing, and evenings growing dark at an earlier hour every day. But as autumn overtakes New York, NYU's students and coordinators have been abuzz with activity. With Sandy one year behind us and Thanksgiving one week away, efforts aimed at charitable giving, community service, and long-term resiliency are on everyone's minds. As you dust off your cook books, look over these stories of what's been happening at NYU.

See our November 2013 Community Newsletter or explore the stories below.

Creative Steps: A Newly Renovated Center for Early Care and Education Takes its First Steps in Washington Square Village

November 1, 2013

With renovation nearing its final stages, enrollment is now open for the new Creative Steps Early Care & Education Center, merging the Creative Steps Playgroup into University Settlement, a longtime leader in early education in New York City. The new program will serve 78 children in a renovated and expanded, state-of-the-art facility with one infant/toddler and four preschool classrooms.

Learn more about the facility and its programs »

Creative Steps

MWLBE Plan Utilization

November 1, 2013


Certain details of NYU's MWLBE Utilitization Plan, focusing on the inclusion of minority-owned, female-owned, and locally-owned Business enterprises, have been finalized. Learn more about our MWLBE plan »


Eat, Drink, Vote: An Evening with Bestselling Author Marion Nestle at the NYU Bookstore

November 7, 2013


Join bestselling author Marion Nestle as she explores some of our most pressing food politics issues through her latest book, Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics.

Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway

Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at NYU. Her acclaimed recent book, Eat, Drink, Vote, encourages readers to vote with their forks for healthier diets--and to vote at the ballot box to make healthier dietary choices more easily available for all.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP online or by calling 212.998.2400. Learn more at the event page »

Marion Nestle

Service in the Schools: Jumpstart and America Reads

November 13, 2013


Now in its 17th year, the NYU America Reads/America Counts program has provided more than 1.75 million hours of literacy assistance to more than 18,750 children—making a profound contribution to education in New York City. NYU’s Jumpstart program, which involves tutoring pre-schooolers, has worked to improve the lives of an estimated 50,000 children since its inception in 1993.

Read personal accounts from volunteers, which shed light on how life-changing these efforts prove to be for the children and the NYU tutors alike. More »


A Look Inside Brittany Hall

November 17, 2013


Early this month, NYU's Office of Government and Community Affairs hosted neighbors for an intimate look at the newly renovated Brittany Hall dormitory.

Many of NYU's student accomodations exist side-by-side with residential buildings in New York City. This evening, we gave some of the University's neighbors a chance for a behind-the-scenes peek at the dorm next door. Learn more »

Brittany Hall

A Quiet Memorial for a Civic Steward at Silver Towers

November 21, 2013


Visitors to NYU's Urban Farm may spy a quixotic stone face peering out from amongst the eggplants and peppers. The sculpture is a gift from the family of Roz Boyd, a recently departed member of the NYU family. Learn more »


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