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  • GC Professors Awarded Mellon Sawyer Seminar Grant

    The Graduate Center has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a Sawyer Seminar on the Comparative Study of Cultures entitled “Cultures and Histories of Freedom: Ideology, Slavery, and Creolization, 1500-1900.” Read more

  • CLACLS Reports Research on NYC's Mexican-Origin and Latina Populations

    The Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Latino Studies at the Graduate Center has released two new reports from its Latino Data Project. One focuses on changes over two decades in the... Read more

  • GC Study Highlights Effects of Recession on Private-Sector Union Membership

    “The State of the Unions 2012: A Profile of Organized Labor in New York City, New York State, and the United States,” the September 2012 annual report of the Joseph S. Murphy Institute... Read more

  • Press Release: Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society Unveils First In-Depth Study of African-American, Asian-American and Latino Donors in New York Region

    A groundbreaking new study has found that charitable giving levels among African-American, Asian-American and Latino donors interviewed in the New York metropolitan region were higher, with an overall average (median) of $5,000, than the national averages for households that give but do not volunteer ($1,620) as well as for households that practice both ($2,295)1. In addition, while there were differences in giving across ethnic lines, the most substantial differences were between older and younger generations -- those born before and after the enactment of the Civil Rights legislation and immigration reforms in the mid-1960s. The study was conducted by the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York in partnership with the Coalition for New Philanthropy, an initiative to advance philanthropy in communities of color.

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     A piercing new look by New York metro region high school students at race and education affirms their strong support for racially integrated schools, but cautions that 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education access to quality education and resources have not been fully or evenly implemented. The research and ensuing report were part of the “Opportunity Gap Project” conducted by The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). A spoken-word theater/dance production and a multimedia book with DVD were also produced.

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  • Press Release: Education: the Path from Welfare to Work

    A survey of the most effective programs for facilitating access of welfare recipients to post secondary education has just been published by the Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Read more