• Center for New York City Affairs

  • Center for New York City Affairs
    Striving for a more just and equitable city, the Center for New York City Affairs is an applied policy research institute, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of public policies and services for under-resourced communities.

    The Center for New York City Affairs at The New School is an applied policy research institute that drives innovation in social policy. The center provides analysis and solutions. We focus on how public policy affects low-income communities and strive for a more just and equitable city.

    The center’s in-depth, original, and timely studies illuminate injustices and propose workable solutions. Our investigative reports have helped shape good public policy in, for example, reducing the alarming rate of chronic absenteeism in many New York City schools and addressing the rising tide of children growing up in homeless shelters. We continue to break new ground in areas ranging from analyzing the persistence of racial and income segregation in public schools to chronicling the progress of juvenile justice reform. Policymakers, journalists, and others rely on the center’s credible and well-informed work—work that not only makes headlines but also makes a difference.

    To learn more, visit centernyc.org.

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