Daffodil Project

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At NYU, opportunities for service are endless. Down the street, students are tutoring pre-schoolers in socio-emotional skills to prepare them for kindergarten. And around the corner? Faculty and their families are planting bulbs as part of New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project (pictured above), a living 9/11 memorial. Our students, staff, faculty, and community partners are hard at work on projects such as these year-round, but here's just a snapshot of what they've accomplished since June 2019.

Number of daffodils planted University-wide as part of New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project.


Number of songs learned by kids in Steinhardt’s Children’s Chorus.


Ratio of students to teachers in Tech Kids Unlimited classrooms.


Number of countries where NYU Law students worked in public interest and government jobs.


Number of public school students who learned about filmmaking, game design, and the music industry from Tisch experts.


Number of personal hygiene kits assembled by SPS students for NYC’s homeless population.


Number of cities becoming "smarter" since participating in NYU Wagner's Mayors Leadership Institute on Smart Cities.


Number of items donated by NYU employees through the Thanksgiving Food Drive (pictured).

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Courtesy of the Administrative Management Council


Number of NYC adult literacy and ESOL students contributing to this year’s volume of The Literacy Review.


Number of free copies of The Literacy Review provided as textbooks to adult literacy and ESOL teachers in NYC.


Number of youth engaged by NYU Abu Dhabi volunteers through community programs.

BIHS 2019 Graduation

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Number of public school students who graduated at ceremonies hosted at NYU in 2019 (pictured).


Proportion of NYC public schools below 14th Street served by America Reads/America Counts.


Number of tree species tended to by the University grounds team in public open spaces.


Number of plant species tended to by the University grounds team in public open spaces.


Number of public school students who learned STEM skills at the Center for K-12 STEM Education.


Number of complimentary Skirball tickets given to local senior centers.


Number of NYU Shanghai member participating in outreach.


Percentage of NYC Public Library Systems with Silver School of Social Work interns.


Number of times Bobst Library's new public electroacoustic sound art installation—which is inspired by turnstile data—has played at sunset.


Number of vocabulary cards used by Jumpstart tutors to teach preschool children socio-emotional skills (pictured).


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Proportion of Manhattan districts served by America Reads/America Counts.


Number of former students in the Prison Education Program who shared their personal experience of incarceration with NYC K-12 students.


Number of NYC high school students studying The Ramayana through Gallatin's Great World Texts program.

To Learn More...

See NYU’s inaugural Community Impact Report for an extensive listing of service initiatives, outreach programs, volunteer efforts, and community-based partnerships.

Both the Community Impact Report and This Semester in Outreach are products of NYU’s Community Connections Committee (CCC). Composed of representatives appointed by deans and University leadership, the committee aims to document and showcase NYU’s community engagement efforts locally, nationally, and abroad.