NYPIRG on Campus

Student Leadership in Action

fall conference
Students from across the state gather for a NYPIRG Student Empowerment Conference.

2020 Census

Complete Count Campaign

Respond to the 2020 Census before September 30! A complete and accurate census count is critical to the future of New York. The 2020 Census will determine how more than $650 billion in federal funds for public education, public housing, public transit, and more gets distributed annually throughout the country. It will also determine the number of seats each state is allocated in the House of Representatives (and thus, the Electoral College). NYPIRG’s 2020 Census Complete Count Campaign is working to ensure that all New Yorkers get counted in the 2020 Census. Our Get Out the Count efforts are centered around direct community interactions to encourage students and residents to self-respond to the census. Get informed, get involved, and GET COUNTED!

NYPIRG's Higher Education Storybank

A college degree is a near-requisite for competing in today's job market. Yet, over the past 11 years, funding for higher education has flatlined, tuition has skyrocketed, and financial aid and opportunity programs which serve New York’s most at-risk students remain under-resourced year after year. Mounting costs are not reserved to tuition: Textbooks, transportation, housing, childcare, and food expenses can also be significant barriers to a college degree.

This is the reality New York college students face. Students are stepping up across the state to tell their stories through NYPIRG’s Higher Education Storybank project.

Click here to visit the storybank where you can read student stories. You can also filter the bank by school, students' NY Assembly or Senate districts, or by tagged keywords. Please share widely.

If you would like to speak with any of the students who participated in the project, please contact the corresponding NYPIRG chapter or email NYPIRG Program Director Megan Ahearn, mahearn@nypirg.org.