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. Our work – to identify connections between New York City’s needs and 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.

Explore our programs:


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We reach families in all five boroughs of New York City by working in partnership with  community organizations, schools, job training programs, faith based organizations and emergency food assistance providers.

We reach into communities at many levels to support changes for healthier neighborhoods, and professional development opportunities that compliment those efforts. Learn more about our ongoing work in nutrition and health.

CUCE-NYC also works on other initiatives to encourage healthy lifestyles among youth. Find out about these programs here.



People attend a 4-H conference4-H is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people grades K-12 in the U.S. in partnership with 110 universities, including Cornell University Cooperative Extension.


4-H life-changing programs are supported by research and are available through 4-H clubs, after-school, school enrichment programs, special interest & teen leadership groups, and volunteers in every county & parish.

Programs offered include STEM education, healthy living, and citizenship and leadership development.

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Our 4-H programs engage New York City youth in projects and activities that build youth skills in engineering and math, literacy, nutrition & health, STEM, civic engagement and teen leadership.





With CUCE-NYC Science/STEM Education programs, youth are engaged in scientific exploration to fuel their interest in science and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – or STEM – careers. 

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The Cornell Learning Labs in New York City are real-time, applied science and research laboratories allowing students to learn about sustainable food production, nutrition and science. Click here to learn more about our programs in hydroponics, aquaponics and more.







Our positive youth development & parenting trainings and workshops enhance the knowledge, skills and practices of adults who interact with youth and adolescents, at home or through agencies and other organizational settings.

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We design training programs to effectively support the positive growth and development of youth so that they can be engaged, healthy, productive and contributing members of society. Click here to learn more about positive youth development and parenting.




Through our programs in family and youth development we provide support and opportunities for youth to develop leadership skills and to imbibe knowledge to make decisions and take actions on issues that impact their lives.