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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 »

A Statement from Henry Street Settlement

On March 22, 2022, Henry Street Settlement announced that, as of July 1, it would raise its wage floor to $22 per hour, or 50 percent above the New York minimum wage. Following is the memo sent by CEO David Garza to all team members, announcing this historic increase: A Step Toward Equity for Henry… Read More »

Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines – Oral History Project

Participants in the oral history project “Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines” Henry Street Settlement is pleased to launch “Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines,” an oral history project, on our website, The project is the culmination of 30 oral history interviews with Henry Street frontline staff members, program participants, and neighborhood… Read More »

Henry Street Staffers Attend the #JustPay Rally at City Hall

On March 10, 2022 dozens of Henry Streeters attended the #JustPay rally in unison with over 1,000 other public service partners, elected officials, and supporters at City Hall Park. The Human Services Council of New York–led event was successful in representing nonprofit workers, demanding cost-of-living adjustments and living wages for those who provide essential human… Read More »

NYCHA Arts Initiative Opens Doors for Lower East Siders

Aleena Torres is taking dance classes at Abrons Arts Center. Aleena Torres, 10, comes from a family of performers. She always says, “One day I’m going to be famous like my dad.” From her outgoing and friendly demeanor, you wouldn’t know she lost her mother in June 2021. “The past couple of months have been… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts Announcement of “A Better Contract for New York”

Photo by: Office of New York City Comptroller On Monday, February 14, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and senior members of the New York City Mayor’s Office gathered together at Henry Street Settlement’s Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center to release the findings of A Better Contract for New York: A Joint Task Force to… Read More »

NewYork-Presbyterian Collaboration Provides Opportunity for Job Seekers

In January 2022, lifelong Henry Streeter Lavender Texidor, 22, began a receptionist position at NewYork-Presbyterian in the Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA) department on the Upper East Side after spending nine months as a patient greeter in the hospital’s neurology division. She is one of 20 Employment Services participants who have started jobs at… Read More »

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