The NAACP at 110

Above: Two of the founders of the NAACP, W.E.B. DuBois and Lillian Wald, who also founded Henry Street Settlement. NOTE: This event is at capacity, but will be broadcast live on our Facebook page.

TAKE ACTION: Rally for the M14 Bus Lines

Image courtesy of Grand Street Democrats. Join Henry Street in showing support for the many LES residents who will be impacted by the proposed changes to the M14 bus lines (click here for more info). If you’re rallying with us on May 1, meet at the Henry Street Senior Center, 334 Madison Street, at 9:45… Read More »

Henry Street Domestic Violence Program Plays Role in New Film

Above: star of A Vigilante Olivia Wilde with Henry Street team members Beverly Atkinson (left) and Theather Huggins (right). Wilde and the filmmakers consulted with Atkinson and Huggins on how to depict survivors’ support groups. Photo by Patrick Lewis/Starpix. Henry Street’s Domestic Violence Program team have always been our all-stars, but now they’re actually movie stars, cast… Read More »

Beginners Welcome at Abrons Arts Center

Members of Urban Youth Theater at Abrons Arts Center at a workshop with Morgan Bassichis and Ethan Philbrick of Klezmer for Beginners. “Ok, I want everybody to find a spot on the floor. When you get there, lie down on your backs and look up at the ceiling.” At the direction of comedic performer Morgan… Read More »

Weather Update: March 4, 2019

Due to the storm, the following Henry Street programs will be closed on Monday, March 4: Early Childhood Education Center After-school programs Sports & Recreation Boys & Girls Republic Cornerstone Henry Street Settlement Senior Center NORC Workforce Development Center Jobs Plus Abrons classes (but the Center will be open) The following programs will be open:… Read More »

Yanquing Yan & Jimmy Zheng: All in the Family

Yan and Jimmy’s family success story started at Henry Street. Jimmy Zheng came to the United States from China in 2008. He had heard that “in the U.S., you’d have freedom, the right to do anything,” but he acknowledges the adjustment was difficult. (For one thing, in China, no one eats salad, he jokes.) Yanquing… Read More »

Kalsang Lhamo: Practicing English in the Mirror

Kalsang Lhamo came to New York in 2005 from a farming community in Tibet. Knowing that learning English was essential to finding a good job, the 24-year-old signed up for ESOL and housekeeping classes at Henry Street, at the advice of a friend. Although she received a housekeeping certificate, Kalsang struggled with English and instead… Read More »

Yuharnis Abdullah: Finding Her Way to Safety

In 2014, desperate for a way out of an abusive marriage, Yuharnis Abdullah reached out to Henry Street’s Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) for advice on the next steps toward a divorce from her spouse of 21 years. She had come to the United States in 1993 following an arranged marriage. Though she had completed college… Read More »

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