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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 »

Basketball: The Bait on the Hook

Q: When is basketball more than a game? A: When it’s a gateway to better grades, responsibility and hard work. That “gateway” is open every day at Henry Street Settlement’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR), which lures youth in the door with basketball, but teaches much more than jump shots. Located in public housing on… Read More »

Camp Registration Now Open!

Do the plummeting temperatures and snow flurries make you dream of summer? You’re not the only one! Here at Henry Street Settlement, we are busy preparing for our two summer day camps, Camp Henry and Abrons Arts Camp. Both camps are great ways for children ages five to thirteen to spend their summer, and registration… Read More »

Volunteers Bring Holiday Cheer

Above: A volunteer from The Serhant Team at Nest Seekers International making gingerbread houses with youth from one of HSS’s after-school programs.  It’s been a busy month on Henry Street, full of volunteers donating time and resources to the Settlement’s programs, with over 20 events and gift distributions from over a dozen corporate partners. Keep reading… Read More »

Help Spread Holiday Cheer

Please note that the deadline has passed! You can still support Henry Street this season by making a donation to support our programs. Thank you! Brighten the season for Henry Street families! You can play Santa to some of the 350 children living in our homeless shelters.  This year, instead of posting individual Dear Santa letters, we… Read More »

Treasures of New York: Settlement Houses

Updated: You can now view Treasures of New York: Settlement Houses online! Click here to watch the full documentary.  Henry Street and its Executive Director David Garza will be featured in Treasures of New York: Settlement Houses, a new documentary premiering on Thursday, November 17th at 8 p.m. on WLIW21 and on Sunday, November 20th at 7 p.m…. Read More »