Founded in 1831, New York University (NYU) is uniquely integrated into the surrounding Manhattan landscape—its schools and colleges occupy over 230 acres throughout the borough, with no borders to separate its buildings from the city’s streets and neighborhoods. Since its first semester, when the institution had an enrollment of 158 students, NYU has expanded to include three campuses (including one in Abu Dhabi and one in Shanghai), “study away” sites on every continent except Antarctica, and an enrollment of over 50,000.
Golden Globe Winner and HSF Alum and Board Member, Gina Rodriguez, is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, which offers an array of competitive programs in acting, dance, dramatic writing, film, television, and more. The university is also home to the NYU Latinx Alumni Network, which aims to connect Alumni through “various social, cultural, educational, and community service events in the New York City area and beyond.”
NYU has partnered with HSF for the last three years to host the New York College Camp, a free, bilingual, half-day, college preparation workshop, designed to help middle and high school students and their parents prepare, plan, and pay for college. With NYU’s collaborative support, the program has opened the doors to higher education for hundreds of families living in the New York metro area.
NYU continues to make other notable contributions to the community by hosting free and public events for local community members, working with lawmakers and government agencies on crafting better policy, with the goal of enhancing higher education, and offering financial support to local nonprofits through the school’s workplace charitable giving program, The Community Fund.