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“Another Erick” Comes Alive After Support of School-Based Therapy

“With Miss Sofia, he opens up, and she calms him down,” says Diana De Leon, pictured with her son Erick Lopez.   Erick Lopez gets excited talking about the things he’s made with “Miss Sofia” while at P.S. 188 on the Lower East Side. As the nine-year-old describes making DIY stress balls and gooey slime,… Read More »

Computer Skills Pave Way to Workplace Reentry

Nelson Holland practiced his typing skills in preparation for an exam at GoodTemps. He passed, and the agency extended his contract for another year.  Eldika Johnson, a former church secretary, had been out of the workforce for several years due to a disability and was dependent on her parents for financial support. But when her… Read More »

No Longer Just a Dream: A Health Care Career Becomes Reality

Bianca Pimentel was determined to get the education she needed to pursue a meaningful career. But at 26, she felt stuck. “I just didn’t know how to start that journey,” she says. Bianca was living paycheck-to-paycheck, doing factory work for Fresh Direct for 10 hours a day in a warehouse refrigerator. The earnings were not… Read More »

Henry Street’s Largest Benefit Celebrates 35th Year

Nicelle Beauchene Gallery featured the artist Louise Despont. Photo by Scott Rudd Productions 2023.   The Art Show 2023 Benefit Preview, Henry Street Settlement’s largest annual fundraiser, opened on Wednesday, November 1, welcoming more than 2,000 celebrities, philanthropists, long-time Settlement supporters, and Henry Street Board and team members to the elegant Park Avenue Armory.  Left:… Read More »

New Skills and a Safe Haven: Summer Teen Program Expands into Fall

Teen Expansion Program participants prepared and served dinner in late August 2023 to their program leaders, participants, and Henry Street staff Three weeks into the summer 2023 Teen Expansion Program at Henry Street, Chef Richard Harris had an inspiring idea: “What if we can honor the most consistent participants and allow our kids to show… Read More »

New Jobs Plus Program Director Brings Passion for Community

Maria Santana joined Henry Street in September 2023 as director of Jobs Plus Lower East Side, the Settlement’s employment program for residents of the Lillian Wald and Jacob Riis Houses. Maria brings both a passion for and a track record of connecting jobseekers to meaningful employment to this program. “What’s really important to me is… Read More »

Kate Capshaw Paintings To Be Featured at Neighborhood Center and The Art Show

Henry Street, together with the Art Dealers Association of America, on October 31, 2023, will present an exhibition of paintings by the artist Kate Capshaw. Coinciding with the 35th edition of The Art Show and Henry Street Settlement’s 130th anniversary, the presentation features two new portraits of individuals close to the Settlement and its programs,… Read More »

Team Henry Gears Up for the TCS New York City Marathon

Henry Street has been proud official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon since 2016. We’re excited to have an enthusiastic group of runners fundraising for Henry Street in the 2023 marathon. Each runner on Team Henry commits to raising $2,500 for the Settlement ahead of their 26.2 mile course on Sunday, November… Read More »

Education & Youth Services Appoints New Senior Director

Senior Director of Education & Youth Services, Olivia Nuñez Olivia Nuñez joined Henry Street Settlement in September 2023 as the senior director of education & youth services. Olivia brings over a decade of social service experience on the Lower East Side. A long-time advocate for strengthening communities by ensuring access to educational resources, she has… Read More »

City Youth Explore Career Possibilities with SYEP

New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program is the nation’s largest program of its kind, connecting New Yorkers ages 14 to 24 with opportunities to earn money while exploring careers each summer. Henry Street Settlement, through its partnership with the Department of Youth and Community Development, connected 1,804 youth with a sweeping variety of jobs… Read More »

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