As a large academic institution, NYU focuses primarily on scholarship, teaching, and research. This mission extends to NYU’s education outreach and programming, which ranges from the Prison Education Program to the Jumpstart at NYU program.
Academic Achievement Program | CAS
As part of the World Changers Mentorship program within the Academic Achievement Program, students work with high school students from the Bronx Lighthouse Charter School to provide advice and support geared toward college preparation and social responsibility. The nearly 400 members of the Academic Achievement Program are students within the College of Arts and Science (CAS), Stern School of Business, and Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
America Reads and Counts | University-wide
As part of NYU’s America Reads and Counts program, student tutors have provided literacy assistance to New York City public schools for more than 20 years. NYU’s chapter is the largest in the country and currently serves over 70 public schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, providing more than 87,000 hours of service annually.
The Aspire Program | SPS
The School of Professional Studies’ (SPS) Aspire Program has paired SPS Dean’s Scholars student mentors with more than 80 high school students from underrepresented communities in the tristate area who will be prospective first-generation college students. The program prepares the high school students for the college application process and helps them transition to college life.
College Advising Corps | Steinhardt
Part of a nationwide consortium of College Advising Corps universities, the NYU College Advising Corps (CAC) places recent graduates as full-time college advisers in high-need partner high schools to help students through the college application process. Sponsored by the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU’s CAC program serves schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens, reaching more than 8,000 students annually.
NYU students and faculty participate in outreach and education programs in 400+ New York City public schools every year.
The Collegiate Seminars | Liberal Studies
Leading University faculty members volunteer to teach a one-time seminar in their area of expertise for high school students as part of the Collegiate Seminars, designed by Liberal Studies. Approximately 150 high school students attend seminars after being nominated based on their academic ability and interest in the topic.
The Dean’s Service Honor Corps | CAS
For over 20 years, members of the Dean’s Service Honor Corps within the College of Arts and Science (CAS) have taken part in ongoing community service projects throughout each year. Up to 100 students provide after-school tutoring, mentorship, college readiness and preparedness, and professional skill-building workshops within several nonprofit organizations that serve at-risk youth, including the Door and the GO Project.
The High School Law Institute | Law
The High School Law Institute is a free, year-round, student-run organization that teaches NYC high school students about the legal system. Students at the School of Law have been organizing the program for more than two decades, and approximately 100 high school students are enrolled in the program every year.
Jumpstart at NYU | University-wide
Since 2006, the Jumpstart at NYU Program has trained NYU students to work within local preschool classrooms to teach language and literacy skills. The program works with nonprofit organizations on the Lower East Side and has served more than 1,000 academically at-risk preschoolers living in New York City.
College preparation programs such as College Advising Corps and the Aspire Program reach 8,000+ students annually.
Literacy and Math Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities | Wagner
As part of the Education Policy Network’s Mentorship Program’s collaboration with AHRC, NYU students provide literacy and math skills assistance to individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. AHRC is a nonprofit that provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in New York City. This program is part of the Wagner School of Public Service.
The Literacy Review | Gallatin
Since 2002, the Literacy Review, an annual journal celebrating the writing of adult literacy students, has published the work of approximately 1,000 students and distributed more than 15,000 books to teachers to use as classroom texts. The Literacy Review is a program within the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Archives Open to the Public | NYU Libraries
NYU offers open-to-the-public, appointment-based access to its archival resources, including government documents, United Nations documents, and its special collections in Fales Library, the Tamiment Institute Library, the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the University Archives. The special collections hold historical documents from progressive social movements, New York City’s downtown arts scene, food studies, literature, and NYU’s own history.
Picture Book Storytime | Steinhardt
The Constantine Georgiou Library and Resource Center for Children and Literature hosts free drop-in picture book storytime events each semester. During these events, children and their caregivers participate in interactive programming that nurtures pre-reading skills. The Georgiou Library is part of the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and is supported by the EHA Foundation.
Since 2002, the Literacy Review, an annual journal that publishes the writing of adult literacy students, has distributed 15,000+ copies to teachers to use as classroom texts.
The Prison Education Program | University-wide
The Prison Education Program (PEP) offers for-credit courses and educational programming to men incarcerated at Wallkill Correctional Facility, ultimately leading to an associate of arts degree in liberal studies. The PEP is a University-wide initiative primarily supported by the Gallatin School of Individualized Study and the College of Arts and Science, with participation from many other schools. The Gallatin School funds scholarships for students who have been released from the Wallkill Correctional Facility.
Strategic Steps for Growth | Stern
A program of the Stern School of Business, Strategic Steps for Growth has provided instruction in business management to over 100 high- potential minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) and other business owners since its inception in 2010. The program is made possible through a joint partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Stern School of Business, and NYU’s Contract Management Group.
Since 2007, NYU has educated more undergraduate Pell Grant recipients than Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia combined.
The Suspension Representation Project | Law
The Suspension Representation Project is a School of Law student advocacy group that trains law students to represent public school students in suspension hearings with superintendents. Since the program began in 2007, law students have represented more than 1,200 public school students.
Wagner Roadshows | Wagner
The Wagner School of Public Service partners with organizations and agencies in NYC to offer free professional development trainings and workshops for professionals in the public service sector. Since the program began in 2016, more than 450 people have participated in workshops and trainings offered by Wagner Roadshows.
Education Centers and Institutes | University-wide
There are approximately 10 centers and institutes at NYU dedicated to education issues that fund research in education policy and work to discover new methods of teaching and learning.