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LES Community Speaks out at Town Hall

Henry Street Settlement Executive Director David Garza addresses the crowd at the Third Annual Town Hall meeting.  Sunday was a beautiful day on Henry Street, both outside – and inside at the Settlement’s Third Annual Town Hall Meeting, where nearly 200 Lower East Side community members gathered to address topics like housing, gentrification, jobs, education,… Read More »

Standing-Room-Only for AD 65 Candidates Forum at Henry Street

The six candidates vying for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s seat in Assembly District 65 squared off last night in a forum held at Henry Street Settlement’s Abrons Arts Center playhouse. It was standing-room-only as the candidates answered questions from moderator N.J.Burkett, WABC-TV correspondent, as well as those posed by local residents including several Henry… Read More »

Explore and Grow this Fall at Abrons Arts Center

Breakdancing. Music Editing. Drag Workshop. Cartooning. These sound like courses at an arts college, but they’re actually just a sampling of the affordable and innovative arts classes for youth at the Abrons Arts Center of Henry Street Settlement on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. These classes and workshops provide students of all ages the opportunity to… Read More »

Celebrating Community Day With Our Community Advisory Board

Music, games, dancing and more filled the Sol Lain Playground on July 30, 2016 as Henry Street’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) hosted a day of summer fun for Lower East Siders (and Lower East Side visitors!). People of all ages spent the afternoon enjoying free food, Bingo, yoga classes, raffles and learning more about Henry… Read More »

Social Worker Kelly Lennon-Martucci Honored

Photo by Julia Lecato Kelly Lennon-Martucci, LCSW, Director of School Based Mental Health Clinics at Henry Street Settlement, was selected as a “40 Under 40 New York Nonprofit Rising Star” by NewYorkNonprofit Media. The award ceremony was held on July 21st at the Capital Grill Downtown in Manhattan. Photo by Julia Lecato Kelly, who joined Henry… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts Mayor de Blasio, SYEP Press Conference

Photo by Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.  Henry Street Settlement – one of the city’s oldest and largest partners of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) — was the site of a press conference called by Mayor Bill de Blasio to celebrate the record-breaking SYEP summer. He was joined by members of his administration as well as City… Read More »

Honoring our College Youth Scholars

Nearly 80 college scholarship recipients and their proud families gathered at 301 Henry Street for the annual Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Saturday, June 4. Scholarships were awarded from the Abrons/Aranow Scholarship Fund, the Tannenbaum Scholarship Fund and the Sobie Scholarship Fund. Welcoming the guests, Greg Rideout, Deputy Program Officer for Education and Employment, noted… Read More »

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 »