OutReachers gather for daily Reflections

Participants and peer mentors gather for daily reflection sessions

OutReach Participants and Peer Mentors

Students will build a tight community through days of service

OutReachers working with a local service site

Project OutReach participants contribute to local non-profits

Project OutReach 2021 will operate during August 24-28 2021

All incoming first year and transfer students are eligible to apply to be part of the 2021 virtual Project OutReach program. Participants will build community with student mentors and their peers as they engage in leadership development and social justice education.

Applications for participants will go live over the summer. 

Please email project.outreach@nyu.edu with any questions. 

Project OutReach is a pre-orientation program for incoming first year and transfer students to join in a service and civic engagement prior to Welcome Week! Gain leadership skills, build community, and engage in service throughout NYC. In previous years, participants have worked in groups with different local community agencies each day, learning about a variety of social issues affecting your new community and gaining resources to engage with service programs within and beyond NYU.

Hear What Past OutReachers Have to Say About the Program

Watch a one-minute video of NYU student Laura Zablit talking about her experience in Project OutReach.

"Project Outreach provided me with my first experiences as a New Yorker through the specific lens of a service-minded perspective. The new skills and memories I gained as well as the wonderful friendships that were created allowed me to have the best start to my first year of college!"

Fadumo Osman CAS '18

“Project Outreach, beyond giving me better friends that I could have hoped for, has helped me think about the really tough questions within a social justice landscape. What do I owe to others, if anything? What does it mean to give back? These are the questions that deepen your understanding of the world define your first year at NYU and in New York City.” 

Bourree Huang Gallatin ‘19

“Project Outreach acted as the perfect platform to begin my life at NYU: it connected me with the best community there is, made me aware of all there was to know ahead of orientation and made me discover New York through the newly given lens of social justice.”

Louis Dalle LS ‘20