Supporting the Newest New Yorkers

February 03, 2024

More than 130,000 people seeking asylum have arrived in New York City since the spring of 2022, looking to start a new life in the United States. Many of the migrants are families with young children, who face a range of difficulties, from the trauma of a difficult journey to the United States to unstable housing and language barriers in their new schools. Throughout 2023, NYUers from across the university have responded. In collaboration with New York City agencies, they have volunteered their knowledge and skills in the rush to accommodate and support the new residents. Here are just a few of the ways many in our community have come together to lend their expertise.

More than 130,000 people seeking asylum have arrived in New York City since the spring of 2022, looking to start a new life in the United States. In a city known for its statue in the harbor welcoming immigrants and with a population that speaks more than 200 languages, this influx has nevertheless stretched the Big Apple’s resources thin—overwhelming shelters, schools, and immigration systems. Many of the migrants are families with young children, who face a range of difficulties, from the trauma of a difficult journey to the United States to unstable housing and language barriers in their new schools. 

Throughout 2023, NYUers from across the university have responded. In collaboration with New York City agencies, they have volunteered their knowledge and skills in the rush to accommodate and support the new residents.

“We're honored to be able to contribute what's, perhaps, our most valuable resource—the time and talent of our students, our faculty, and our staff to this critical work,” said Gigi Dopico, NYU’s interim provost, at a recent event with the New York City Mayor’s Office.

Here are just a few of the ways many in our community have come together to lend their expertise.

The source of this news is from New York University

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