**Welcome to Our Community!**

The NYC Math Alliance is an autonomous branch of the National Math Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences (Math Alliance). Math Alliance is a national community of faculty, students, and staff from mathematical sciences departments at a variety of colleges and universities committed to increasing the number of doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences awarded to underrepresented groups.

The National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in the Mathematical Sciences prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The Alliance also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to Alliance programs.

**Our Goals **

The primary goal of the NYC Math Alliance is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups receiving a PhD in the mathematical sciences. We will work towards this goal by:

■ Developing a community of math alliance mentors and scholars in the NYC Metropolitan area.

■ Facilitating the pairing of alliance scholars with mentors.

■ Developing programs to ease difficult transitions for scholars including:

- transitions between two and four-year programs.
- the transition from elementary to advanced mathematics, and
- the transition to coursework in mathematics to conducting original research.

■ Creating opportunities for scholars and mentors to interact and learn from one another.