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We collaborate with a broad range of partners. Our collaborations enhance and expand our scope of work. We offer a special thank you to our partners who show their continuous support for the work of NYU Metro Center year after year.

Faculty Affiliates

Leila Adu-Gilmore

Assistant Professor of Music Technology

Mercy Agyepong

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Education

Alisha Ali

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

María Rosa Brea-Spahn

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Bilingual Extension Track

Grace A. Chen

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow

Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (程華宇)

Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Belonging; Associate Professor of International Education

Robert Cohen

Professor of Social Studies Education

Dipti Desai

Professor of Art and Art Education

Miriam Eisenstein Ebsworth

Associate Professor of English Education

Rachel Fish

Associate Professor of Special Education

Jessica Hamlin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Art + Education

Diane Hughes

Professor of Applied Psychology

Shabnam Javdani

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

L'Heureux Lewis-Mccoy

Associate Professor of Sociology of Education

Ying Lu

Associate Professor

Gigliana Melzi

Professor of Applied Psychology

Alisha Nguyen Nguyen

Clinical Assistant Professor, Residency Director

Mike Hoa Nguyen

Assistant Professor of Education

Natalia Ortiz

Clinical Assistant Professor & Inquiries Lead Faculty; Director of the Office of School and Community Partnerships

Kongji Qin

Associate Professor of Language Education

Luis A. Rodriguez

Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Alexis D. Riley

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Science Education

Andrew B. Torres

Clinical Assistant Professor of English Education

Lara Saguisag

Georgiou Chair in Children's Literature and Literacy/Associate Professor

Audrey A. Trainor

Professor of Special Education; Content Director, Programs in Special Education

Pamela D’Andrea Martinez: Assistant Professor (Wellesley College)

Rosa Rivera-McCutchen: Associate Professor (Lehman College)

Vanessa Rodriguez: Assistant Professor (NYU Langone)

Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz: Associate Professor (Columbia University)

Mariana Souto-Manning: President (Erikson Institute)

Affiliated Organizations and Groups of Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Affiliated Organizations and Groups

NYU Metro Center enjoys a unique set of strategic relationships with a variety of equity and educational justice organizations within NYC and around the U.S. Affiliated groups allow us to broaden the scope of our work to support communities and justice initiatives that reach beyond NYU. 

District and Community Partners

A significant amount of NYU Metro Center's work is anchored at the community, local, state, and federal levels. We are pleased to partner with the following organizations.

Action Collaborative Network

African-American Policy Forum

Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 

American Federation of Teachers


Association of Teachers of Russian Language 

Bay Parkway Jewish Center

Bay Ridge Jewish Center

Boston Public Schools

Brick House Pantry

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council 

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Casa Laxmi Foundation

Cervantes Institute 

Children's Aid Society

China Institute

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)

Communities for a Better Environment (Southern California)

Communities United

Community Change

Darryl McDaniels (DMC of Run-DMC)

Democratic Women of Westport

Dover-Sherborn Public Schools

The Education Center

Epic Theatre Ensemble

Espas Kreyòl

Educational Testing Service (ETS)

Exalt Youth

Facing History and Ourselves

Field office at Teaching and Learning at NYU Steinhardt

Flanbwayan Literacy Project

Follow Us to Success

HAUP (Haitian-Americans United for Progress)

HCC (Haitian-American Community Coalition) 

HSI (Haitian Studies Institute)

Institute for Educational Sciences

Jewish Center in Coney Island

Journey for Justice Alliance

Kentucky Collaborative for Families and Schools

The Korean American Teachers Association of New York

The Korean Consulate General Office, New York

Lawrence Hall of Science

Lincoln Center

Make the Road New Jersey

Make the Road New York

Narrative Initiative 

National Education Association 

National Parent Leadership Institute

The New Pluralists (a group funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation)

New York Appleseed

New York City Alliance for School Integration and Desegregation (nycASID)

New York Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)

New York City Culturally Responsive Education Working Group

The New York City RBERN at Fordham University

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD)

New Yorkers for Racially Just Public Schools

New York University Langone Medical School

NYC Votes

Oakland Kingmakers

Organizers in the Land of Enchantment

Parent Organizing Technical Assistance Project

Parents for Public Schools

Philadelphia Student Union

Ping Chong & Company

PLTI of Greater Rochester

PLTI Merced

Project Nutypes

Pushkin Society 

Race Forward

Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership

Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Schott Foundation for Public Education

Showing Up for Racial Justice

Sneaker Fairy

Southport School

Teens Take Charge

Third Sector New England

Trinity Church


United Nations

United Parent Leader Action Network

University of Michigan School of Education

Washington State Association Parent Ambassadors


Women's March

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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