NYU Metro Center

The Integration and Innovation Initiative (i3) works with districts, schools, and communities in the United States and beyond to design and develop innovative and equitable solutions to educational segregation. We support our partners in developing integration plans that center policy and practice in racial justice and community voice. Our work seeks to dismantle concentrations of privilege and vulnerability through innovative approaches to student assignment; support the creation of inclusive and culturally sustaining spaces; deconstruct discipline practices that disproportionately impact students of color; and invest in culturally sustaining hiring practices that ensure equitable representations of faculty and staff. Leveraging the many dynamic resources of the NYU Metro Center and our community and organizational partners, i3 supports stakeholder engagement, strategic partnerships, policy development, critical research, and advocacy to ensure sustainable and meaningful integration grounded in frameworks of equity, justice, and social transformation.

Primary Organizational Focus

Policy, Research

Organizational Affiliations

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A Comparison of Student Outcomes in New York City’s Most and Least Diverse Schools

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Blog Post

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Contact Name

Matt Gonzales


(212) 998-5124