The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research oversees numerous applied research studies aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty, as well as examining approaches to reduce its effects. McSilver’s studies are defined by research partnerships with policy makers, service organizations, and community stakeholders. An understanding of the links between individuals, families, and communities to their external environments, as well as the interrelatedness of race and poverty guide McSilver’s research efforts. 

At a time when the number of children and families living in poverty is on the rise, it is critical that needs of highly vulnerable children and families are addressed.  McSilver will continue to work diligently to assist impoverished communities nationally and internationally.

The McSilver Institute was founded in 2008 through the generosity of Constance and Martin Silver.