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No Longer Remote, 2022 SYEP Program Provides More than a Paycheck

Doran Kaufman explains the planets within the solar system to a City Trekker at the Natural History Museum. Henry Street Settlement, through its partnership with the New York City Summer Youth Employment Program, offered 1,919 youth aged 14 to 24 a sweeping variety of employment opportunities—the vast majority of them in-person—this summer, a substantial increase… Read More »

Community Response Team Imprints Itself on the Lower East Side

Each week, the Community Response Team delivers nutritious groceries to people facing food insecurity. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Henry Street Settlement listened attentively to its community and team while continually adjusting and building its responses to the immediate needs of the Lower East Side. Prevalent unemployment, difficulties accessing food,… Read More »

Opportunities for NYCHA Residents

Henry Street Settlement continues to serve the community by offering opportunities to NYCHA residents in the Lower East Side and beyond. See below for our offerings! NYCHA ARTS INITIATIVE – Free Arts Classes Learn Dance, Theater, Music, or Visual Art! All NYCHA residents living in zip codes 10002, 10003, 10009, and 10038 are eligible for FREE… Read More »

Henry Street Stands for Human Rights: Statement on Recent Supreme Court Decisions

On July 5, 2022, President & CEO David Garza shared the following thoughts with Henry Street team members regarding the recent series of Supreme Court decisions.  This year’s Independence Day came on the heels of several profoundly disappointing recent Supreme Court decisions—rulings that endanger millions, whether through abortion restrictions, gun policy, or religious infringement. On… Read More »

Toy Drive Brings in 1,000+ Toys for Henry Street Youth

Henry Street Settlement team members pose with friend of the Settlement Luis Guzmán (center). Members of the NYPD Hispanic Society and Lower East Side residents came together on Sunday, June 26, to collect new toys for Henry Street youth. The collection took place at Boys & Girls Republic with snacks to share and a DJ… Read More »

An Unofficial Retirement Community Allows Seniors to Age in Place

Angel Ramos Ortiz lives in the Vladeck Houses and receives support from Henry Street’s Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). Angel Ramos Ortiz, 79, a Lower East Side native, needed extensive physical therapy after two brutal vehicular accidents at ages 39 and 42. While physical therapy helped him recover, today Ortiz occasionally requires assistance with activities… Read More »

Lillian Wald Symposium Asks: What Is a Living Wage?

The 7th annual Lillian Wald Symposium, held Wednesday, April 13, 2022, brought together a panel of experts with divergent perspectives, including labor history, the arts, human services, and economics. Henry Street Settlement CEO David Garza kicked off the virtual event, emphasizing that this offering reflects the ethos of Henry Street founder Lillian Wald, who was… Read More »

Support the CONNECT program’s Hygiene Kit Drive!

Help make  a difference in the lives of fellow New Yorkers and our community. Henry Street’s newest Health & Wellness program, CONNECT, brings comprehensive mental health services out of the clinic and into the community , working directly with New Yorkers in need, specifically  those experiencing homelessness, recovering from addiction, or returning from the criminal… Read More »

Helping Others Deal With Trauma

Anthony Small spent 31 years incarcerated; today he works for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Born in Far Rockaway, Queens, in a public housing development known for violence and drugs, Anthony Small was the only surviving child of three boys. When Anthony was nine, he saw his father go to… Read More »

New Senior Center Director, Familiar Face

Jasmine Corchado Henry Street Settlement is delighted to introduce Jasmine Corchado as the new director of the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center. Jasmine is no stranger to Henry Street; a lifelong resident of Vladeck Houses, she first encountered the agency as a Summer Youth Employment Program participant. She later joined the team as an administrative… Read More »

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