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NEW YORK CITY
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NEW YORK CITY?
“New York City competes with Los Angeles as a media capital, with Paris as a fashion and art capital, with London
as a theater and literature capital, with Tokyo as a financial and corporate capital, with DC as a power capital, and
with Boston as a student capital. No other city excels in all theses areas together. No other city has as much impact
on national and world aﬀairs as does New York.”
20 million people
1.3 million college
7 strategic locations
Only 4% of NYC is Evangelical
THE REALITY OF NYC
NYC is home to some of the most competitive colleges and
universities in the world. These colleges, along with the
allure of city life, draw students from over 150 diﬀerent
countries around the globe.
Richard Dawkins, popular speaker at NYU, said this
about his book ‘The God Delusion’ (distributed for
free to thousands of students on NY campuses):
However, underneath the veneer of social progress,
personal achievement, parties, and night life, New York
represents one of the most tumultuous and challenging
environments for Christianity in the country. Peer pressure,
political ideology, conflicting world-views, secular media, and
anti-Christian academics are just a few of the pressures
students will face. Together, they are often overwhelming.
“If [this book] works as I intend, religious readers
who open it will be atheists when they put them
Decisions students make during their college years will set
the course for the next sixty years of their lives. Between the
ages of 18-22, students are making choices about life-styles,
careers, relationships, and beliefs. The hearts and minds of
students are being pulled in countless directions before they
reach the finish line of graduation. It is crucial to reach
people with the gospel during this crossroad of life.
Introducing people to Jesus.
We talk about Christ in many ways:
» Digital and Social Media
Creating life-changing community.
We help students grow through:
» Conferences and retreats
» Small groups
» Mentoring relationships
» Learning to tell others about Christ
Living life on a mission.
Every student sent:
» Short and long-term mission trips
» Church leadership
» Ministry in the workplace
» Full-time Christian work
“Reach the campus today, reach the world tomorrow”
Bill Bright :: Founder and Former President of Cru Global
“Imagine what the world would be like if…
Calvin Klein (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Miles Davis (Juilliard)
Terrance Howard (Pratt Institute)
Spike Lee (NYU/Tisch)
Martha Stewart (Barnard)
Lou Gehrig (Columbia U)
Robert Redford (Pratt Institute)
Bernie Sanders (Brooklyn College)
Corazon Aquino (College of Mt. St. Vincent)
Barack Obama (Columbia U)
Mary Kate & Ashley (NYU)
James Franco (Brooklyn College)
Julia Styles (Columbia U)
Robin Williams (Juilliard)
…had met Jesus as a New York City college student.”
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The most populated borough of NYC with 2.6 million people.
The largest university in Brooklyn. Part of the City University of New York network.
Ethnic minorities make up over 75% of the student body.
One of the most progressive and prestigious design schools in the country.
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF NYU
The engineering school of NYU. The largest private school in the US with 50,000
students. More international students attend NYU than any other university in the
NYC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
17, ooo students. 42 % are foreign born.
Bill and Vonette
Campus Crusade for
Christ on the UCLA
campus in 1951. That
ministry now touches
the lives of people in
every segment of
society and every
corner of the world.
Cru is the name of Campus Crusade for Christ in the United
We are a caring community passionate about connecting
people to Jesus Christ.
Our objective is for every person in the world to have an
opportunity to hear the Gospel.
André Kole Ministry
Athletes in Action
Christian Embassy® D.C.
Christian Embassy® U.N.
Global Aid Network® (GAiN®)
Great Commission FNDN
The Impact MovementTM
The JESUS Film Project®
Josh McDowell MinistryTM
New Life Resources
Ministry presence in 191 countries
5,300 growing ministries worldwide, with 2,088 of
those in the U.S.