Areas of Impact
NYU Wagner Alumnus Gives Black Boys, and Barbershops, Access to Fun-to-Read Books
Seeing that many African American boys lack relevant male reading role models as well as access to fun books, NYU Wagner alumnus Alvin Irby created an innovative way to promote early literacy in a place many boys frequent—the barbershop.
Helping Small Business Navigate the Regulatory Environment
After graduating from NYU Wagner, Harold Pettigrew returned to his native Washington, D.C. eventually becoming the lead of the Small Business Resource Center, a government agency aimed at encouraging small business growth through demystifying regulations and trainer-to-trainer advising.
Empowering Women, Children, and Communities
With $18, alumna Aissata Camara and her sister founded the There is No Limit Foundation, which empowers the poorest communities to reach their potential by eradicating social barriers and creating economic opportunities.
Social Enterprise Created at NYU Wagner is Improving Student Attendance
While students at NYU Wagner, Miriam Altman and Alexandra Meis created the Kinvo app, which is now used at 100 high-needs schools and education nonprofits in New York and other cities—giving teachers the ability to notify parents and other guardians instantaneously when their child is absent from class or late.