Nevertheless, She Persisted – In the 19th Century, Yet!

Have you ever had a school lunch, visited the school nurse, spent time in study hall, or played in a New York City playground? Do you work an eight-hour day and/or enjoy the protections of a trade union?  If so, then you’re the beneficiary of ideas formulated or promoted a century ago by Lillian D…. Read More »

Henry Street Youth Expand Their Horizons with College Trip

There was no sleeping in for 11th graders in the Expanded Horizons College Success program over mid-winter recess. The Henry Street college preparatory program took 47 of its participants to Washington, D.C., to visit five colleges: Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland, College Park and Goucher College. The youth were able to… Read More »

The Art Show 2017 Kicks Off With Gala Preview

Above: Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/ Click here to see more photos from this event » The Big Easy may have had parades for Fat Tuesday but the Big Apple had fine art, cocktails and celebrities at the elegant 29th annual Art Show Gala Preview last night at the Park Avenue Armory. The Art Show, one of… Read More »

Henry Street Receives $8.4 Million Grant from Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Above: David Garza, Executive Director, with all grantees and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Henry Street Settlement received $8.4 million, including $2.7 million in capital funding, from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., to create a Youth Opportunity Hub on the Lower East Side.  The announcement was made today at a press conference… Read More »

We Are Henry Street

Pictured, first row from left: Becker Rosales, Maedhbh McCullugh, Ramon Vargas, Shauna Ramadhin. Second row: Mamoun Shaukat, Kettely Germain, Venera Ziyatdinova, Mei Juan Zhao  With all the controversy surrounding immigration these days, we are featuring some immigrant success stories. We didn’t have to search far and wide – all of the individuals profiled are Henry Street employees! We hope you… Read More »

Weather Update: February 8, 2017

Update, February 9, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.: Please note that while HSE and ESL classes have been cancelled, the employment offices at those sites are open. It is only the classes that have been cancelled. The ATTAIN Lab is closed today. Update, 9:52 p.m.: The following program sites will also be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 9: HSE… Read More »

Twitter Shares Job Search Tips with HSS Young Adults

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Twitter? On January 19, 2017, participants in Henry Street Settlement’s Young Adult Internship Program got sneak preview when they visited the Twitter offices in New York City. During the visit — part of Twitter’s #FridayforGood volunteer campaign – the YAIP young adults participated in a career panel… Read More »

Our Doors are Open… to Everyone.

Dear Henry Street Settlement Community, On Friday, the President issued an executive order blocking entry into the United States for citizens of select countries. This order runs counter to the mission of Henry Street Settlement and to the principles on which we were founded. Moreover, this action has caused confusion, anxiety, hardship and unrest for… Read More »

They Dunked, They Donated!

Supporters scored a slam dunk for Henry Street youth at the Settlement’s 2017 Dunk & Donate basketball tournament on January 21. Six teams hit the court at the Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) to raise $20,000 for youth programs at the site.  The Park Slope Boys team—made up of dunkers from Park Slope, Brooklyn—won the… Read More »

Staffers Attend Women’s March

Pictured Above: Some of the Henry Streeters who marched in D.C. & NYC. Top row, L to R: Nicole Fogarty (Marketing), Tera Gurney (Parent Center), Betsy Smith (NORC), Jeremy Reiss (Development), Susan LaRosa (Marketing), Merav Davis (Development), Emma Barker (Development). Bottom row, L to R: Ashley Young (NRC), Sari Weintraub (Development), Lianne DiFabbio (Development), Chelsea Jupin (Marketing), Wayne… Read More »