News: New York City

The Psychological Toll of Anti-Asian Attacks for New Yorkers of Chinese Descent

Findings from a CSSW-led study show NYC’s residents of Chinese descent facing a “double pandemic” of COVID-19 and discrimination. Unfair…

July 9, 2021 @ 10:19 pm

Senior Research Scientist Vincent Schiraldi Appointed Head of NYC Correction

The youth justice reformer will bring his decades-long experience to bear during the final days of Mayor de Blasio’s administration….

June 10, 2021 @ 10:59 pm

Reimagining the Future After a Crisis: Falling Short, Winning Big, Challenging Norms, and Enacting Change

In this post for our special series on social work in times of crisis, the Center on Poverty and Social…

April 9, 2021 @ 10:30 pm

Tracking Poverty, Making Policy

Sophie Collyer, a dual-degree alumna of CSSW and SIPA, works at the intersection of policy analysis and social justice. This…

March 26, 2021 @ 7:43 pm

COVID-19 Underlines the Need for Culturally Appropriate Interventions in New York City

Prompted by the pandemic, Prof. Jinyu Liu produced a bilingual guide for Chinese seniors with dementia. Picture this: An older…

November 23, 2020 @ 5:09 pm

CSSW Alumni Join the Ranks of COVID-19 Contact Tracers in NYC

Social work training proves to be the ideal background for working at the community level to prevent the transmission of…

November 5, 2020 @ 11:02 pm

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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

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