Senior Companions Boogie Down at Recognition Luncheon

Program Assistant Amrita Rampaul (left) poses with Senior Companions for the 70s-themed photo booth at the annual Spring Recognition Luncheon.  Over 100 Henry Street Settlement Senior Companions were honored on June 21 at the 2017 Spring Recognition Luncheon, joining employees and community partners in celebrating over 90 years of combined service to seniors throughout the five… Read More »

Community Funding the Community at Henry Street

Above: Members of Henry Street Settlement’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) review the projects receiving funding at their June 2017 meeting. Henry Street Settlement’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) has awarded its first grants – the result of a unique participatory budgeting process. The CAB was responsible for allocating $5,000 of the Settlement’s general operating support dollars to… Read More »

Henry Street Youth: We Are the Champions

Above: Team BGR 14U with their Championship Trophy Two Henry Street youth basketball teams won impressive championship titles in the Saturday Night Lights (SNL) City Wide Invitational Basketball Tournament held in May. In the 14U (for participants ages 14 & under) championship game, Team BGR (with youth from Boys & Girls Republic) faced off Team… Read More »

Honoring and Celebrating our Scholars

Above, L-R: Scholars Taylor Correawhite, Derek Hernandez and Alexander Torbov, with counselor Rhea Corson-Higgs. Over 120 scholarship recipients were honored at the 15th annual Youth Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 7. The rising and current college students, along with their proud families, gathered at 301 Henry Street to celebrate their impressive academic achievements. Scholarships… Read More »

Senior Services Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Above: HSS Executive Director David Garza surprising the crowd Henry Street’s Senior Services division hosted a very special birthday carnival last week, celebrating a combined 120 years of serving the Lower East Side! At the outdoor event in a Vladeck Houses courtyard, seniors enjoyed a host of carnival games, competing for prizes like popcorn, hats… Read More »

Ready for High School on Henry Street

Eighth grade Peer Leaders meeting with Program Coordinator Elise Boykin (center) at the Middle School Success Center. They’re still in middle school, but eighth graders at Henry Street’s Middle School Success Center (MSSC) are already focusing on high school—thanks to the MSSC. For instance, Michelle, an eighth grader in the program, credits her hard work and… Read More »

Employment Program Honored by Dress for Success

JET Employment Coordinators Letitia Akens and Italo Medelius at the Gordy Awards. Henry Street’s Job Essentials Training Program (JET) was honored at Dress for Success’ annual Gordy Awards last month. JET took home the Spirit Award, which showcases Dress for Success’ most supportive partner organizations. Employment Coordinators Letitia Akens and Italo Medelius accepted the award… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts Lillian Wald Symposium

Above, first row: L-R Panelists Zeinab Eyega, Philip Kasinitz, Ph.D., Wayne Ho. Second row: L-R Panelists Baseera Khan, Bitta Mostofi and Linda Sarsour. Not pictured: Shanna Castillo. The Symposium, “Immigrant New York: The New Majority”, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Featured panelists… Read More »

When the Mayor is Twelve Years Old

If “all politics is local,” then Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) self-government model is a prime example. Once students enter BGR, they are “citizens” of the “republic,” and can run for office. Legislation is voted on at council meetings, and citizens who break the rules are prosecuted at court trials with a jury… Read More »