NYU has been a force behind entrepreneurship, sustainability, employment, and charitable giving, in New York City and New York State as well as abroad, shows the university’s inaugural Community Impact Report.

New York University has been a force behind entrepreneurship, sustainability, employment, and charitable giving, in New York City and New York State as well as abroad, shows the university’s inaugural Community Impact Report.

“Since becoming president of NYU, one of the things that has been a source of tremendous pride for me has been the depth and breadth of the university’s service to its neighboring communities,” writes NYU President Andrew Hamilton in the report. “These efforts reach all five boroughs of the city, extend throughout New York State, and even make their way to NYU’s study away sites on six continents.”

The report encompasses service and volunteer projects, public programming, and long-standing outreach programs in seven categories: Arts & Culture, Away & Abroad, Sustainability & the Environment, Education, Technology & STEM, Health & Wellness, and other signature programs.

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NYU’s impact, as detailed in the report, includes the following:

  • With nearly 23,000 employees in New York City, NYU is one of the top 25 largest employers in the city. 
  • NYU’s incubators have supported more than 140 start-up companies and developers and helped to create more than 3,200 new jobs in New York State. 
  • Nearly 30 products have been brought to market by industry partners based on technologies developed at NYU.
  • NYU employees, faculty, and staff have donated more than $4 million to NYU’s workplace charitable giving program to support hundreds of local nonprofits and the United Way of New York City. 
  • NYU students contribute 1.7 million hours of community engagement activity every year, encompassing everything from local community outreach to service trips abroad. 
  • NYU students, staff, and faculty serve more than 1,200 New York City nonprofit organizations annually. 
  • NYU’s carbon footprint has dropped by 30 percent since 2006.
  • NYU maintains urban landscapes in New York City that feature a wide variety of plants, with approximately 61 species of trees.

The Community Impact Report is a publication of the Community Connections Committee, which aims to showcase NYU’s community engagement efforts locally, nationally, and abroad. For more information, please email community.impact@nyu.edu.