Daffodils planted by NYU Grounds staff.

This year, 3,000 daffodils planted by NYU Grounds staff sprouted and bloomed as part of New Yorkers for Parks' Daffodil Project.

NYU students, staff, and faculty hit the ground running this semester to support vulnerable communities in NYC and abroad. With 2020 behind us and a hopeful 2021 ahead, their efforts are a reminder of how we rely on each other, especially in challenging times.

students and alumni of NYU's School of Global Public Health served as contact tracers.


student voting ambassadors helped educate their peers on voting and registering to vote.


hours of service logged by Liberal Studies students at NYC community organizations.


raised by Liberal Studies to feed essential workers during the pandemic.


trees were planted by One Tree Planted with funds raised by SPS students (pictured).



attendees registered for a free, online course designed to help institutions practice ethical AI.


minutes spent by Wagner students phone banking for food access during the Wagner's Week of Service.


students and 10 adults with Alzheimer's Disease participated in virtual activities together as part of a service learning course.

Free Zoom Backgrounds


free spring-themed zoom backgrounds created by NYU's social media team (pictured).


New Yorkers received training to better understand quantitative facts in the news from NYU students and faculty.


NYU community members participated in NYU's Virtual Volunteering 101 Workshop.


students from around the world participated in an entirely student-led virtual Project Outreach.


books were donated by the AMC to PS 38 Brooklyn along with $1,750 to buy more books.


TikTok Accounts were created by Stern Social Impact Fellows focused on educating the public about inequality in NYC.


easy recipes crowdsourced from Faculty Housing residents provided to their neighbors (pictured).

Winter Warmer Soup Recipe


attendees of a GPH presentation on ensuring the inclusion of people with disabilities in emergency management.


business plan created by Stern Social Impact Fellows for installing electric engines in NYC buses.


New Yorkers participated in the first digital citizen's assembly on the responsible re-use of data during crisis response.

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 Year 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.