students in front of NYU global public health building

As many pre-pandemic activities on campus resumed during the Fall 2022 semester, students, staff, and faculty from across NYU also came together to support vulnerable groups in New York City and beyond. That meant getting out the vote for the Midterm elections, donating food, planting trees, providing educational opportunities for neighborhood kids, and many more outreach efforts that reflect NYU’s deep, ongoing commitment to helping local individuals and organizations. Below are some stats that show the impact of NYUers in our communities as we head into the new year.


Veterans and military spouses received entrepreneurial support through Veterans Future Lab at NYU Tandon.

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Pounds of canned and dry food goods donated by NYU SPS Students to World Central Kitchen and the Food Bank of NY (pictured).

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High school students learned about career paths in nursing at an NYU Meyers career fair (pictured).


Fentanyl-involved overdose prevention initiative was launched by NYU Silver School.


Students participated in Pathways to AI, a program that aims to find the next generation of researchers (pictured).


Public school students designed their own fishtails for robotic fish that competed in a race at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.

dentistry students at special olympics


Volunteer hours were spent by the NYU SPS Community Service Committee providing water to runners at the New York City Marathon.


Lunch bags were packed and donated to Bowery Mission by NYU SPS students (pictured).


Trees were planted by NYU SPS students in a park cleanup event for Bronx is Blooming.


Masks were upcycled and contributed to The Parachute Project, an art therapy program at NYU Steinhardt focused on post-traumatic growth.

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Students volunteered at eight nonprofits throughout the five boroughs for NYU’s Liberal Studies Day of Service (pictured).

canned food drive


NYU Law students traveled to Pennsylvania to help ensure midterm election voters' access to the polls (pictured).

NYU Nursing career fair


Raised by NYU SPS and donated to World Central Kitchen and the Food Bank of NY.

high school students in front of gelato shop


Raised by Team NYU Meyers for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Central Park (pictured).


Dental students provided Special Smiles Screenings—free dental screenings to athletes at the Special Olympics New Jersey (pictured).

high school students in dental program

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High school students took part in NYU School of Global Public Health’s free College & Career Lab (pictured).


Artists were featured in I Tried to Save Myself: Work from Recess Assembly, a Gallatin Galleries exhibition on US incarceration.

students volunteering


Artworks created weekly at art therapy sessions for K-12 students offered by the Art Therapy in School Program at NYU Steinhardt.

Law students watching election


Students from the WagnerCares organization volunteered at Bowery Mission.


People participated in art therapy-based projects led by the NYU Art Therapy program at NYU Steinhardt.


NYC DOE educators received professional development around neurodivergence and inclusive practices from the ASD Nest Support Project at NYU.

Nursing cancer walk

dentistry students at special olympics


High school students graduated from NYU Dentistry's Saturday Academy, that aims to increase diversity in the health professions (pictured).

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Essentials donated to Brooklyn public schools and Bowery Resident’s Committee by NYU Tandon.

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