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2011 'State of the Borough' Address Spotlights Capstone Program

2011 'State of the Borough' Address Spotlights Capstone Program

The Capstone Program at NYU Wagner came in for high praise in the State of the Borough address delivered February 24, 2011, by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

"In October," he stated, "New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service chose the Kingsbridge Armory for a study through its highly competitive Capstone Program. The Capstone Program is very well-respected, so much so that multiple city agencies have used its services to design and plan major projects. For several months, Capstone has been providing our task force with valuable support as we move forward on developing a new plan for the Armory.

"The report of this task force must be the cornerstone of a new RFP, and I invite the Mayor to join with me to responsibly develop the K ingsbridge Armory. Responsible development means that whatever plan we choose has a direct positive impact on all citizens...." said Diaz.

The Capstone Program is learning in action. Part of the core curriculum of the MPA and MUP programs at Wagner, it provides students with both a critical learning experience and an opportunity to perform a public service. Over the course of an academic year, students work in teams, either to address challenges and identify opportunities for a client organization or to conduct research on a pressing social question. Ultimately, Capstone contributes not only to the students' education, but also to the public good.

A Capstone Grows - and is Presented - in Brooklyn

A Capstone Grows - and is Presented - in Brooklyn

A team of Wagner students that worked over the past year with the Borough President's Office of Brooklyn, N.Y., to reimagine the future of the Bedford-Union Armory delivered the final presentation of its Capstone project on April 25.

Borough President Marty Markowitz promptly proclaimed April 25, 2012 as the official "NYU Wagner School of Public Service Bedford-Union Armory Capstone Presentation Celebration Day" in Brooklyn, New York.

Quite a mouthful - and quite an honor!

The presentation went very well, and the Capstone team is soon to share the high-profile Capstone project with the American Planning Association (APA).

The 2012 Capstone Expo of NYU Wagner will be held Tuesday, May 8 at the NYU Kimmel Center for Univerity Life. Don’t miss it!

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    Capstone Client: Education Development Center
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  • Sidney Povall

    Capstone Client: Fonkoze USA
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  • Amirav Davy

    Amirav Davy

    Capstone Client: NYU Hospitals Centers
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  • David Schachter

    The Capstone Program
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  • Martha Kenton & Noah Levine

    Capstone Client: Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
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  • Andrew Murray

    Capstone Client: Village of Ossining, Westchester County Department of Planning
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  • Tara Noronha

    Capstone Client: Girls Gaining Ground, Bahavishya Alliance, Mumbai, India
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The students created sets of maps for hundreds of our directly administered, affiliated and sponsored agencies and sites, and then further mapped these site locations onto various NYS boundaries.

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

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The final presentation was a tour de force! Thank you for providing us with the opportunity to collaborate with NYU.

Rye WMCA

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Our Capstone team has been stunningly professional and effective in every way throughout the past nine months.

The Mountain Institute

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In our process of envisioning new opportunities for knowledge sharing that could help to strengthen the school reform community in New York City and nationally, our Capstone team's research was an invaluable resource.

New Visions for Public Schools

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The team delivered an outstanding presentation which was appreciated by nearly 100 local government practitioners from all over Africa.

World Bank Institute

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Our office has engaged two Capstone teams, and the final deliverables have become the subject of public acclaim, media attention, and the formation of working groups, taskforces and real dialogue on the topics they covered -- eventually resulting in real change and improvement.

Andrew Steininger

Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

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As a former student, I found the Capstone project to be one of the highlights of the Wagner program both personally and professionally.

Johanna Simon

Malaria No More

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The Capstone team’s research, analysis and recommendations were well-informed, comprehensive and extremely insightful.

Bronx Borough President Rubin Diaz Jr.

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The most exciting way I have been involved as an alumna is being the project liaison for a Capstone project this past year.

Erin Longbothum

Restored Homes HDFC

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This has been an unusually rewarding experience, in that it never seemed like a 'student project' and we felt that we benefited from our engagement with the team more than they did.

Governance Matters

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