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Sign Up Now: Queer History Walking Tour of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is an international crossroads of communities—including queer communities, which existed well before the dawn of a queer liberation movement and have continued into the post-Stonewall period. Henry Street will host our first ever FREE queer history walking tour of the Lower East Side. Join us on Wednesday, July 7, at 5:30… Read More »

A Senior Companion Keeps The Connection During COVID

Our 2020 annual report is out now and we are sharing the featured stories of strength and resilience. Read more about Patricia below, or in our annual report now. Patricia Storey fell in love with working with seniors while caring for her great aunt Dorothy who lived in a Manhattan nursing home. Every time Patricia came to… Read More »

Jadah Stone: Clearing Hurdles on the Road to a Great IT Job

The first computer Jadah Stone loved was a chunky, white monstrosity that ran Microsoft Windows 95. “Even with the remarkably slow 53kbps internet and terrible droning of the dial-up modem, I was fascinated by the technology,” she says. “That curiosity has followed me into adulthood.” Jadah, 20, from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, enrolled right out of high… Read More »

Henry Street Deplores Acts of Anti-Semitism

Henry Street Settlement is appalled by the current rise in racist and hate-driven attacks and language that is unfolding across the United States, in New York City, and in our own community. In addition to the rise in anti-Black and anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander violence that we have denounced on multiple occasions, we are also seeing an… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, beginning in early March 2020, has engaged every Henry Street program, every team member. Our 127-year-old blueprint for listening to our neighbors and taking action in times of need, and our dedicated and flexible team, have enabled us to pivot and create multiple new programs, while carrying… Read More »

Tiana Burgos: Opening A Door To Creativity

Our 2020 annual report is out now and we are sharing the featured stories of strength and resilience. Read more about Tiana below, or in our annual report now. When the pandemic hit, Tiana Burgos knew she would do anything to keep her grandma safe. “We stocked up on food and stayed inside from March… Read More »

Omayra Torres: From the Senior Center to Zoom

A sense of joy radiated through the courtyard of the Vladeck Houses, under the spring sunshine, as Omayra Torres met up with her Senior Center friends on April 13 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Masked and sharing elbow bumps with the (fully vaccinated) group, Omayra cheered, “I was waiting for… Read More »

Letters from the Womxn of DEI at Henry Street

In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, Henry Street Settlement’s staff Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) committee put together this collection of virtual letters from some of the womxn of Henry Street, and we’re proud to share them with the world. Read on for stories, inspiration, and words of wisdom from a selection of Henry… Read More »

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