• Capstone

    Working in teams, you'll identify opportunities for an outside organization or conduct research on a pressing social question. Capstone contributes not only to your education, but also to the public good.

NYU Wagner Capstone students confirm broad impact of ECPAT-USA’s anti-trafficking trainings

ECPAT-USA decided to measure the impact and reach of their programs to train hotel staff to recognize the signs of trafficking by enlisting the help of an NYU Wagner Capstone team. The team’s evaluation ultimately led to a report that was presented in front of the United Nations. 

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No Vacancy for Child Sex Traffickers Impact Report

NYU Wagner Capstone students confirm broad impact of ECPAT-USA’s anti-trafficking trainings

ECPAT-USA decided to measure the impact and reach of their programs to train hotel staff to recognize the signs of trafficking by enlisting the help of an NYU Wagner Capstone team. The team’s evaluation ultimately led to a report that was presented in front of the United Nations. 

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Capstone: Revisioning Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn

Martha Kenton & Noah Levine

Capstone Client: Office of the Brooklyn Borough President

Learning in Action

In architecture, the capstone is the crowning piece of an arch, the center stone that holds the arch together, giving it shape and strength. NYU Wagner's Capstone program plays a similar role, by integrating and enhancing your learning in several different arenas. You’ll quickly become familiar with an issue or content area. You’ll hone process skills, like teamwork and project management. And you’ll effectively gather, analyze, and present data. Capstone requires you to interweave your learning in all these areas—and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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