Advancing New York City Through Research

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Cornell University Cooperative Extension New York City is a research-based educational organization that adapts to the evolving needs of communities, families, and individuals by engaging them in experiential learning opportunities.

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The organization brings expertise in:

school-based and out-of-school programming, diversity, community health and nutrition, positive youth development, parenting education, and youth civic engagement to New York City communities.


Promoting healthy human development and building strong secure food systems are key objectives of Cornell’s research, teaching and outreach programs and of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s work in New York City and statewide.

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Cornell University Cooperative Extension – New York City Programs have served as an essential link among researchers, students and faculty, and the land grant mission of Cornell University for more than 50 years.


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Our work – to identify connections between New York City’s needs and the research agenda of the university – is ongoing.

Our programs are supported by Cornell research and are well-suited to the diverse needs of New York City residents.

Click here to learn more about our programs.