• Centers and Institutes

  • Centers, institutes, and special initiatives at the Schools of Public Engagement engage faculty, students, and community partners in the process of co-creating knowledge in a variety of forms. Knowledge production through the centers of the Schools of Public Engagement includes original research, publications, exhibitions, curricula, and public programs on topics including public and urban policy, international affairs, entrepreneurship, art and activism, public scholarship, environmental justice, and writing and language instruction.

  • Internships

    Center for New York City Affairs

    Center for New York City Affairs

    Center for New York City Affairs

    The Center for New York City Affairs is an applied policy research institute that drives social and economic policy reform. Providing analysis and solutions, the Center focuses on how public policy impacts low-income communities, and strives for a more just and equitable city. Areas of expertise include poverty, child welfare, child care, mental health, income and employment, fiscal policy, education, and criminal justice reform. Major projects include InsideSchools, Child Welfare Watch, Feet in 2 Worlds, and the Institute for Transformative Mentoring. The Center's professional staff collaborate with students and faculty on original research and policy proposals.

    Internships

    Equity for Children

    Equity for Children

    Equity for Children

    Equity for Children, homed at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, focuses on “translating” academic knowledge into useful tools for all those who work in the defense and promotion of child and adolescent rights: students, professionals, government and non-profit organizations, political decision makers, and members of the media, among other target audiences. Equity for Children strives to develop actions and transformational processes to improve child well-being through the dissemination of original research; the creation of spaces, such as virtual seminars and in-person meetings, where multiple stakeholders can discuss cutting edge issues and concepts; and through advocacy with decision-makers.

    Internships

    Global Platform

    Global Platform

    Global Platform

    The Global Platform at The New School gathers and represents in one place the diverse array of faculty and student perspectives concerning the study of the global. Sponsored by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, the Global Platform is curated by a working group comprised of faculty from across the university. The Global Platform is updated twice per semester to highlight the wide array of projects, publications, and courses across the university that interrogate global studies and international affairs.

    Internships

    Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative

    The Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative supports early-stage entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world. The Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative envisions a world that works for us all, in which individuals from diverse backgrounds can do well by doing good, using their talents to help shape a more inclusive, sustainable, and equitable economy. The initiative aims to catalyze the creation of an inclusive economy by making entrepreneurship education, resources, and networks more accessible to New School students from diverse backgrounds at different stages of the entrepreneurial journey. The IEI includes a Venture Lab, a Graduate Fellowship, and a Graduate Minor.

    Internships

    Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

    Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

    Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

    Where, when, and how work is done is changing. Advances in artificial intelligence, automation, and data processing continue to shift responsibilities from workers to digital systems. These disruptions are often unpredictable and still unfolding. To navigate these challenges, we need research that imagines, builds, and explores new visions of a fairer future of work. One starting point is the platform co-op model, which carries the cooperative principles into the digital economy. Platform cooperativism addresses the root causes of systemic inequality and presents a near-term solution for the problems plaguing our economy and democracy.

    We are committed to realizing new visions for a fairer future of work grounded in relevant research, driven by imaginative proposals. Initial research questions focus on distributed governance, scaling, marketing, and start-up funding. The Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy makes this knowledge accessible to diverse audiences in innovative formats. Through this research, the Institute builds a body of knowledge that advances platform ownership and democratic governance for workers and Internet users alike. The Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy is the research arm of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium.

    Internships

    MA TESOL Outreach Program

    MA TESOL Outreach Program

    MA TESOL Outreach Program

    The MA TESOL Outreach Program, offered through the Master's program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, offers free English language courses to non-English speaking adult immigrants in New York City, in the communities in which they live, through a partnership with local community-based social service organizations. Teaching non-English speaking adults to become proficient in English enables them to enhance their opportunities for employment, to become self-sufficient and gain self-confidence, and to become active participants in the life of the city while also providing real-world experience and training to TESOL students. The New School's MA TESOL Outreach Program works with community organizations and offers classes at community partners' facilities, with an on-site language teacher to provide oversight and ensure course quality.

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    The New Historia

    The New Historia

    The New Historia

    The New Historia is an initiative designed to document and promote the achievements of women-identified people in history that have gone unnoticed or unrecognized by society. Led by Gina Luria Walker, a professor of women's studies at The New School, the initiative uses technology, including a searchable digital platform, to connect today's students with unknown groundbreakers of the past.

    Internships

    The New School Collaboratory

    The New School Collaboratory

    The New School Collaboratory

    The New School Collaboratory is an action research project and university-wide community of practice designed to enhance the university's efforts to foster meaningful, efficacious, and sustainable engagements with communities and external partners. The New School Collaboratory website, the online component of this initiative, provides a space for students, faculty, and external partner organizations to discover and learn about how we approach socially engaged learning and public scholarship at The New School.

    Internships

    Observatory on Latin America

    Observatory on Latin America

    Observatory on Latin America

    The Observatory on Latin America, homed at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, fosters public debate about the processes of social reform occurring in the Western Hemisphere. A majority of this work is done through five ongoing programs - Latin America on the Move, Design and Development, the Cuba Program, Building Bicentennials, and the President Néstor Kirchner Fellowship.

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    Tishman Environment and Design Center

    Tishman Environment and Design Center

    Tishman Environment and Design Center

    The Tishman Environment and Design Center at The New School fosters the integration of bold design, policy, and social justice approaches to environmental issues to advance just and sustainable outcomes in collaboration with communities. It addresses the increasingly urgent need to integrate design and environment to confront climate change and its social impacts. At the Tishman Center, sustainability is truly cross-disciplinary, incorporating collaborative space that brings together stakeholders from a variety of disciplines, schools, and populations.

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    Vera List Center for Art and Politics

    Vera List Center for Art and Politics

    Vera List Center for Art and Politics

    The Vera List Center for Art and Politics is a singular force in the critical investigation of art and politics. Through public programs, exhibitions, curriculum, art and research projects, performances, and prizes and awards, the center continues to galvanize discourse within The New School, in New York City, and around the world. It plays an essential role in the university, engaging students in critical discourses and curatorial processes, providing them with unique opportunities through art and politics-focused awards and research endeavors. The Vera List Center is the only university-based arts institution exclusively dedicated to investigating pressing world concerns.

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    WriteOn NYC

    WriteOn NYC

    WriteOn NYC

    WriteOn NYC, homed at the Creative Writing Program, aims to develop two communities simultaneously. First, it provides passionate writing teachers from the MFA Creative Writing Program at The New School to underserved New York City school children. Second, it prepares MFA Creative Writing candidates for careers in teaching and non-profit work, and provides financial support throughout their graduate studies. WriteOn NYC believes literature helps us to see beyond the quotidian and increases our capacity for empathy. It seeks to make literature more accessible to children, both as readers and writers.

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