"Building Student Power"
| Non-Profit & Activism|
| Blair Horner, Gene Russianoff, Russ Haven|
New York City, New York, United States
Donald K. Ross, Ralph Nader
Public Interest Research, Fund for the Public Interest, Gamaliel Foundation, Tri‑State Transportation Campaign, Environmental Action
The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a New York Statewide student-directed, non-partisan, not for profit political organization. It has existed since 1973. Its current executive director is Blair Horner and its founding director was Donald K. Ross.
NYPIRG is directed by a student board of directors. Any issue that NYPIRG works on, or stance it takes, must be approved by its student board of directors. Alex Bornemisza is the current chairperson of NYPIRG's board of directors. NYPIRG is one of the largest of the Public Interest Research Groups, which were inspired by Ralph Nader in the 1970s, and operate at the state level. After leaving Columbia University, former President of the United States Barack Obama worked at NYPIRG at its City College Chapter.
New York Public Interest Research Group Wikipedia
NYPIRG has an office in lower Manhattan, New York City, and a legislative office located in Albany. NYPIRG also operates in dozens of campus and regional offices statewide.
The focus of NYPIRG's program is the campus chapters. Campus chapters exist at schools in the State University of New York (SUNY) City University of New York (CUNY), and two private colleges (Pratt Institute and Syracuse University). The chapters are funded by activity fees which are voted on by students, and/or determined by student governments.Binghamton University
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Bronx Community College
Buffalo State College
City College of New York
Nassau Community College
SUNY New Paltz
New York City College of Technology
Queensborough Community College
College of Staten Island
Syracuse University - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry