News: New York City

With COVID-19 Grant, Students Launch Program to Ease Social Isolation Among Washington Heights Seniors

Left to right: Daniella Spencer-Laitt (MSW’20), Amanda Weiss (CC’17, MSW’20) and Jennifer Strauss (CC’16), founders of WH Senior Link. Want…

May 29 @ 7:56 pm

Desmond Patton on Bridging the Digital Divide for New York City Schoolchildren in Pandemic’s Wake

The pandemic is widening the digital divide, along with learning gaps, among school-age children in New York City. Desmond Patton…

May 8 @ 4:57 pm

Poverty Center & Robin Hood Expand Scope of Their New York City Survey

An expanded poverty tracking survey will now look at early childhood poverty and the experiences of Asian-American New Yorkers. What’s…

November 25, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

Social Impact LIVE: Ellen Lukens and Helle Thorning Reflecting on 9/11, Loss, and Resiliency

On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Richard Hara is joined by Dr. Ellen Lukens and Dr. Helle Thorning to discuss…

September 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

The Role of Sleep in Health Disparities

A good night’s sleep is a luxury for all of us, but according to Dr. Carmela Alcántara’s research, it is…

April 16, 2019 @ 6:35 pm

Vincent Schiraldi Interviewed in New Criminal Justice Reform Documentary

Senior Research Scientist Vincent Schiraldi shares his expertise on mass incarceration and juvenile justice in a just-released short documentary: After…

March 7, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

Harlem Loses a Civil Rights Activist and Educator

At a time when Columbia University is confronting its historic relationship with slavery, and as we are also nearing the…

February 24, 2017 @ 10:47 pm

According to Latest Poverty Tracker Data, New York City Fails to Meet Needs of Poorest Residents

The Columbia Population Research Center, in partnership with the Robin Hood Foundation, has released its Fall 2014 Poverty Tracker, the second in a series of reports on the state of poverty in New York City.

December 19, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

Alumna Teams Up with CSSW to Train New Generation of Foster Care Caseworkers for NYC

Liv Anna Homstead (MS‘12) has been partnering with the School of Social Work in developing a support system for overburdened caseworkers in New York City’s foster care system, as part of her work with Children’s Corps.

September 15, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

Fickle Fortunes: Why Do So Many Americans Cycle In and Out of Poverty?

Three of our professors have embarked on an ambitious study of an elusive widespread social condition: urban poverty. Columbia Magazine has the story.

August 8, 2014 @ 11:07 pm

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