A by-the-numbers look at how NYU serves communities in NYC and beyond  
NYU SPS students gathered for photo

NYU SPS students raised money for No Kid Hungry.

The 2021-2022 academic year brought back together the majority of NYU students, staff, and faculty in person since the beginning of the pandemic. Together, NYU has continued to support vulnerable communities in NYC and abroad both virtually and in person. Dedication to serving local communities is as strong as ever.


oral examinations provided to Special Olympics athletes by 60 volunteers from NYU’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry.


teams of NYU students worked on the Equitable Commute Project, which seeks to advance low-carbon transportation justice for low-income NYC.


NYC students surveyed by the Research Alliance for NYC Schools to learn about attitudes and behaviors related to computer science.

Students and professor in front of nonprofit God's love we deliver logo


goodie bags for children in Bowery Residents' Committee family shelter facilities donated by NYU’s Office of Community Engagement.

3 students having a picnic


panel on the future of Rikers' Island featuring Renewable Rikers, WEACT for Environmental Justice, the Invest NYC SDG Initiative.

group of NYU SPS students posing


pairs of glasses donated to Grand Central Optical to support the Lions Recycle for Sight program.

6 students pose with banner


towels and blankets donated to the ASPCA Adoption Center in Manhattan.


volunteer hours by faculty, students, alumni, & community members in the Lentol garden with the Bees Alive! initiative at NYU Steinhardt.

cherry blossom trees at sasaki garden


liters of epoxy resin applied to soil profiles in collaboration with the Gallatin WetLab to show environmental risks to residents in Chile.


meals prepared for God's Love We Deliver by 5 volunteers from NYU Meyers (pictured).

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books donated to the Housing Works Bookstore where 100% of profits go to funding Housing Works' lifesaving services.


teams of Social Impact Fellows developed social ventures to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pictured).


public school teachers attended a 4 session program led by NYU’s experimental particle physics group.


raised by NYU SPS students for No Kid Hungry which helps children get the healthy food they need to thrive (pictured).


fronts of greeting cards donated to the St. Jude's Ranch for Children recycled card program.


volunteers from the Chemistry department had a science workshop for neurodiverse students in the NYC Chinese immigrant community (pictured).


personal care kits made for Bowery Mission during NYU Tandon's Solidarity Week of service.


interviews with disabled New Yorkers about their experiences navigating the pandemic conducted by NYU's Disability Covid Chronicles project.


flora guide created for Sasaki Garden, a public space located at NYU (pictured).


high school juniors experienced college-level, seminar-style classes led by top NYU faculty through the NYU Collegiate Seminar Program.

2 students packing food for nonprofit God's Love We deliver


child care supplies donated to Little Essentials which works with at-risk families to promote health, well-being & safety of children.

social impact fellows posing with their budgeting poster


pairs of sneakers donated to the MORE Foundation which collects gently used athletic shoes for re-use and funding reforestation.

5 NYU SPS students posing in front of No Kid Hungry call to action


masks donated via NYU GPH to Bronx organizations that provide harm reduction services to people who use drugs in NYC.

students working with neurodiverse kids


and 102 books donated to PS 4, The Duke Ellington School, in Manhattan to build their library collection.