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.
WAGTalk: Katherine O'Regan, "The Geography of Opportunity in America"
Drawing on her experience from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Professor Katherine O'Regan shares her research on what she calls one of the defining issues of our time: how location plays a role in upward mobility.
Dejian (Ken) Zeng Worked in an iPhone Factory in China to See How Workers Were Treated
NYU Wagner student Dejian (Ken) Zeng (MPA 2017) spent his summer working undercover at an iPhone factory. Now he vows to hold violators of human rights accountable and advocate for workers.
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.
NYU Rudin Looks at NYC Subway Ridership from 1975-2015
Ridership on the New York City Subway has grown drastically in the last four decades, from 966 million in 1975 to 1.7 billion in 2015; at the Times Square subway station alone, rides increased by 29 million.