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Giving Back to the Community

Students, faculty, and alumni at New York University are dedicated to making a difference in their community. We are guided by a key NYU tradition: being “a private university in the public service.”

The NYU Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) coordinates three types of programs to serve the community, outside of the many clinical and outreach programs conducted by NYU's leading professional schools.


Community Fund

Support for Nonprofit Organizations

OCE awards grants to local organizations, with programs that encourage civic participation amongst the NYU community and channel valuable support to our non-profit neighbors. Learn more about our grants and funding opportunities »

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Student Service Programs

OCE creates opportunities for students to enrich the lives of their fellow New Yorkers by serving with local non-profit organizations, public schools, city government, and civic groups. Learn about our volunteer, work-study, and paid employment programs »

Service Learning

Service Learning Courses

The Office of Civic Engagement helps students connect to courses that combine classroom instruction with meaningful community service. Schools throughout the university offer students opportunities to serve their neighborhoods while they learn. Learn more »

Mapping Civic Engagement

The Impact of NYU Service

Service is an foundational part of the NYU experience. Explore University-wide service initiatives and see what kinds of community outreach exists in other departments and offices at NYU. Learn more about NYU service to the community »

Giving Back

Contact Civic Engagement

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) provides opportunities for students to develop deeper and richer partnerships with local non-profit organizations, public schools, city government, and civic organizations through employment and service programs.

25 W 4th Street Room 501, New York, NY 10012
212-998-2091 | civic.engagement@nyu.edu

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