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NYU-EA Community Impact Hub

About NYU-EA Community Impact Hub

Research-practice-partnerships between universities and community-based organizations are central to creating sustained social impact and redressing inequality in our communities. They improve the services delivered to communities, more effectively leveraging taxpayer dollars to meet community needs. They also create opportunities for meaningful applied research and raise the voices and needs of impacted community members. 

The NYU-EA Community Impact Hub represents an institutionalized research-practice partnership between NYU’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) and Educational Alliance (EA), a large New York City community based organization serving 35,000 community members annually across 38 programs. The Community Impact Hub brings IHDSC faculty affiliates and students from across disciplines and sectors together with EA program and research leadership in order to collaboratively identify community needs, design and implement evidence-based programs, and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of programs delivered. The NYU-EA Community Impact Hub is part of the IHDSC Working Group program.

Settlement House American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Impact Study

In the Spring of 2021, a consortium was formed between the Educational Alliance, the National Center for Children in Poverty, and New York University’s Institute of Human Development and Social Change in order to launch the Settlement House American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Impact Study.  The American Rescue Plan Act (ARP; HR 1319), which passed in March 2021, provides $1.9 trillion in aid and economic stimulus to families impacted by COVID-19.  SHARP is a mixed-methods, longitudinal study that will allow for exploration of the differential impacts among key groups of interest (e.g., undocumented, unhoused, and/or immigrant families across the SES spectrum) with high potential for informing anti-poverty policy, research, & practice.  This project is open to parents/caregivers in New York with one or more child aged 0-17 who participate in Settlement House programs.  To date, 17 community-based organizations in New York City have signed on as partners.

NYU and IHDSC-affiliated Working Group Members: