Our mission is to reduce social and economic inequality by engaging in transformative scholarship and service and by developing a next generation of scholars and leaders seeking to understand and combat inequality.

Our collaboration with other universities and partners in government, business and nonprofits allows us to foster student, faculty, and staff commitment to social impact. We capitalize on NYU’s size, “can do” ethos, global footprint, urban lens and commitment to the highest quality standards of scholarship and service to fight inequality and its root causes and improve people's lives.


Our Impact

Please explore the below to see how we’ve been working to create proactive communities of scholarship, policy, and practice that foster collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Together, we enhance our collective responsiveness to systemic racial and economic inequality across key areas central to the lives of all Americans.