group of students posing with President Hamilton

In the spring 2023 semester, NYU students, faculty and staff from various departments and schools came together to give back to the local community. NYU continues its founder's legacy of being “in and of the city” by donating food, raising funds for nonprofits, providing free events, 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 NYU in our communities.


Hours of service provided to NYC public schools across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx by America Reads/ America Counts tutors.


Veterans used Shakespeare to overcome the effects of military trauma as part of a Steinhardt professor's research program (pictured).


Raised by NYU SPS students for Doctors Without Borders.


Helmets were given away by DOT and NYU at the Micromobility Street Festival (pictured).

NYU Dentistry students


Free workshops for local small businesses and nonprofits sponsored by NYU’s Office of Community Engagement (pictured).


Tax returns filed through NYU Stern’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.


Mural painted by the NYU community centering Indigenous people and people of color that'll be displayed in the Paulson Center (pictured).

volunteers making care kits


Neighbors joined NYU Steinhardt’s Programs in Drama Therapy and Educational Theatre for “Parade: Celebrating Community in Action.”

veterans performing Shakespeare


Students served by the Liberal Studies Violet Pantry in Spring 2023

community member getting fitted for bike helmet


Asylum-seeking families were provided oral health education and resources by NYU Dentistry (pictured).

networking event


Free events for local community members hosted by Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò (pictured).

mural being painted


Care kits donated to Bowery Mission for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness (pictured).


Published peer-reviewed journal article co-authored by an NYC high school student and her mentor, a Steinhardt physical therapy professor.


Community members learned about public health through the Community Research Fellows Training Program at NYU School of Global Public Health.


NYU Jumpstart Corp Members served pre-schools across NYC.


Tutoring sessions provided by NYU student volunteers to the Reading Partners nonprofit.

NYU Dentistry students


Total number of service and leadership engagements in Spring 2023 by Liberal Studies Service Ambassadors.



Residents participated in Art Well, a 9-week residency supporting people living with illness from Steinhardt’s graduate Art Therapy program.


Residents of Sunrise East 56, an assisted living community, attended weekly concerts performed onsite by Steinhardt Piano Studies students.