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Henry Street to Hold Virtual Town Hall on 10/21

Big news: we’re taking our annual Town Hall online! Join us on Wednesday, October 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m., for an evening of safe, virtual community building. We’ll be joined by GOLES, Community Education Council-District 1, and West Side Campaign Against Hunger to discuss the issues facing our community, like: Feeding our Communities Getting Back to Work Fighting… Read More »

Lillian Wald Symposium Discusses Who Gets to Vote

Henry Street Settlement President & CEO David Garza gives opening remarks at the fifth annual Lillian Wald Symposium, held over Zoom on September 24, 2020. In the midst of a critical election year, heated discourse surrounding mail-in voting and voter access, and the coronavirus pandemic, Henry Street Settlement held the fifth annual Lillian Wald Symposium,… Read More »

Who Gets To Vote? Youth!

2020 is an important election year, and the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote! Join the Youth Opportunity HUB on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1 p.m., for a lively discussion of who gets to vote–from the past to the present. We will discuss the history of women and people of… Read More »

A Virtual Summer Youth Program Yields Leadership Skills

In April 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York City suspended the Summer Youth Employment Program—a program that for decades had provided critical work experience and income to thousands of young people. Henry Street was among many youth-service organizations that advocated for an alternative to the traditional SYEP program—one that would allow young people… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis, beginning in early March 2020, has engaged every Henry Street program, every team member, and every resource like no crisis has in a generation. Our 127-year-old blueprint for listening to our neighbors and taking action in times of need, and our dedicated and flexible team, has enabled us to… Read More »

Henry Street Launches Helpline

The Henry Street Helpline is live and available to anyone who needs help navigating the changes brought on by COVID-19. Call 347.493.2787 Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & 4-7 p.m., and speak directly with a Henry Street team member, who can provide individualized support and resources. The Helpline is here to help with… Read More »

COVID-19 Impact Report

The COVID-19 crisis sent our community into a freefall. The Lower East Side—dynamic, historic, and vibrant—has long been a place of intense struggle. Even before the coronavirus pandemic, half of the children lived at or below the poverty line, and more than a third of households received food stamps—nearly double the city average. The neighborhood… Read More »

Youth Are the Designers in this Course in Inspiration

In August 2020, Rambler Studios, a youth fashion-design program based in Amsterdam and Berlin, rambled into the Lower East Side—albeit in virtual form. Ten New Yorkers, ages 16 to 24, were selected to participate in this five-week course intended to empower them to “design their lives through fashion.” In Rambler Studios’ European bases, the organization… Read More »

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