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NYU Metro Center Annual Report '20-'21

In the face of great precarity, while a global pandemic raged on and enemies of equity and justice deployed their best efforts, our brilliant and capable colleagues at the NYU Metro Center remained unrelenting in the fight for the humanity and dignity of historically marginalized youth and families. As you will discover in these pages, the valiant researchers, practitioners, and advocates that comprise our committed community at NYU Metro Center remained deeply engaged in partnership and in support of those at the forefront of educational transformation--community and family members, students, teachers and other school-based professionals, school and district leaders all who experience the schooling system first hand, day in and day out--all who strive towards equitable educational experiences for our youth.

Annual Report 2020-2021

Letter from Executive Director Fabienne Doucet '20-'21

I enter my tenure as the center’s fourth Executive Director, and I am struck by the persistence of this center which for decades has been a site of radical imagination for an equitable future.

Publications, Awards, and Honors '20-'21

NYU Metro Center and its members published various pieces to further educational equity. Members of the NYU Metro Center community also received many honors and recognition for their transformative work.

Spotlights '20-'21

During the 2020-2021 year we had many successes. We are particularly proud of the expansion of our research efforts as well as the work of our affiliate organization Urban Word NYC.

Impact of Centers & Projects '20-'21

The impact of NYU Metro Center's research and faculty projects, student development and college access programs, and school change and community engagement programs all contributed to a successful year.

Financial Summary '20-'21

NYU Metro Center was able to continue our impact this year largely due to the funding and support of our fiscal partners.

Learn More about NYU Metro Center


We advance equity and excellence in education, connecting to legacies of justice work through critical inquiry and research, professional development and technical assistance, community action and collaboration.

Who We Are

NYU Metro Center is guided by an executive director, a team of deputy executive directors, center and project directors, professional staff, and is supported by graduate students and consultants.

Areas of Work

NYU Metro Center's research, technical support, professional development, and career preparation are grounded in the following areas.


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.