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The First Annual Lillian Wald Symposium: Can We End Homelessness?

Henry Street’s historic dining room was filled to capacity on May 16, 2016, for the Settlement’s first annual Lillian Wald Symposium entitled “Can We End Homelessness?” David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street, welcomed the audience, explaining, “We are here today because of our founder Lillian Wald’s vision and ability to impact lives – a… Read More »

Expanded Horizons Participates in National College Decision Day

Above: Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success program staff members Isidro Fortuna (left) and Rhea Corson-Higgs (second from right) with Expanded Horizons scholars. Click here to see more photos from this event » The city’s brightest high school seniors – including eight from Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success Program — gathered for The 2016 New York… Read More »

Deep Roots at the Boys & Girls Republic

When 11-year-old Luis Checa was elected mayor of Henry Street Settlement’s Boys and Girls Republic (BGR) by his fellow citizens in 1998, little did he know he’d still be at the Lower East Side community center nearly 20 years later.  No longer mayor, today Checa is the Sports and Recreation Coordinator, serving as a role… Read More »

Henry Street and Filmmaker Charles Lane at Metrograph

Henry Street Settlement began the first of a series of events at new neighborhood hot spot Metrograph last night with a screening of Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories. The event was followed by a Q&A with Lane, moderated by Henry Street Settlement’s executive director David Garza. Charles Lane’s Sidewalk Stories (1989) is an updated retelling of… Read More »

Social Work Month Celebrated on Henry Street

Representatives from a consortium of Lower East Side settlement houses and agencies gathered at Henry Street on Wednesday to celebrate Social Work Month and explore Thrive NYC: A Roadmap for Mental Health for All. Social workers and other representatives from United Neighborhood Houses, Henry Street Settlement, Grand Street Settlement, Educational Alliance, University Settlement/The Door, and… Read More »

Gala Preview Kicks Off The Art Show 2016

It may have been Super Tuesday in other states, but New York had its own Superb Tuesday with the elegant 28th annual Art Show Gala Preview last night at the Park Avenue Armory.  New York City’s leading philanthropists, art enthusiasts, and business, cultural and social leaders filled the Park Avenue Armory for the not-to-be-missed event…. Read More »

Henry Street Awarded Digital Health Marketplace Grant

Henry Street Awarded Digital Health Marketplace Grant to Pilot the AgeWell Smartphone Application Henry Street’s Senior Services Division is piloting a unique new smartphone application to improve access to social services and health care for seniors living in the Settlement’s Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) in the Vladeck Houses. Henry Street Settlement and AgeWell Global,… Read More »

Henry Street Campaigns for Summer Jobs in Albany

Students from Henry Street’s Expanded Horizons College Success program got a real-life lesson in government when they joined with hundreds of other youth advocates at Youth Action Day 2016 on Monday in Albany where they lobbied for youth employment funding. One Henry Street participant, 15-year-old Maqusi Modeste, was one of two emcees to speak at… Read More »

Middle School Success with Henry Street’s Help

Applying for a seat in a New York City high school is a confusing and daunting process, and one that can flummox even the savviest individuals.  The starting point is studying the 677-page tome listing all 439 high schools, followed by tests, applications, school visits, portfolio development and more. Students can become so overwhelmed that… Read More »

IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Site Opens at Henry Street

Henry Street’s Job Plus office, 24 Avenue D (at East Third Street), is now open as a pop-up enrollment site for the IDNYC. At this location, Lower East Side residents can more easily access the new program which issues New York City identification cards to anyone 14 years or older, regardless of immigration status. The… Read More »