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Digging for a Purpose: Mobile Market Team Learns Food Justice Basics

When Dominique Santiago was a child, she liked to play with dirt, “but this is the first time I was doing it for a purpose” says the Henry Street LES Mobile Market team member of her spring 2021 experience with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. “The idea for collaborating with Henry Street came to… Read More »

Lillian Wald’s Guest Book: The Many Faces of Progressive Era Activism

Above: The method acting pioneer Constantin Stanislavski was just one of many fascinating visitors who signed Lillian Wald’s guest book.  Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald’s guest book was found in a dusty trunk at the Neighborhood Playhouse during the spring of 2019. The delicate binding of this unassuming floral guest book protects the notes… Read More »

A Summer Of Learning, Thanks To SYEP

Above: Counselor Luna Minnifield, an SYEP particpant, takes a break from morning dancing with a Camp Henry camper.  It’s 9:00 a.m. at Camp Henry, and pint-sized participants are starting their day with a quarter-hour of stretching and then another 15 minutes of dancing. Amid laughing chicken dancers and Gangnam style ponies in Henry Street’s Boys… Read More »

Sign Up Now: Queer History Walking Tour of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is an international crossroads of communities—including queer communities, which existed well before the dawn of a queer liberation movement and have continued into the post-Stonewall period. Henry Street will host our first ever FREE queer history walking tour of the Lower East Side. Join us on Wednesday, July 7, at 5:30… Read More »

A Senior Companion Keeps The Connection During COVID

Our 2020 annual report is out now and we are sharing the featured stories of strength and resilience. Read more about Patricia below, or in our annual report now. Patricia Storey fell in love with working with seniors while caring for her great aunt Dorothy who lived in a Manhattan nursing home. Every time Patricia came to… Read More »

Jadah Stone: Clearing Hurdles on the Road to a Great IT Job

The first computer Jadah Stone loved was a chunky, white monstrosity that ran Microsoft Windows 95. “Even with the remarkably slow 53kbps internet and terrible droning of the dial-up modem, I was fascinated by the technology,” she says. “That curiosity has followed me into adulthood.” Jadah, 20, from Crown Heights, Brooklyn, enrolled right out of high… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, beginning in early March 2020, has engaged every Henry Street program, every team member. Our 127-year-old blueprint for listening to our neighbors and taking action in times of need, and our dedicated and flexible team, have enabled us to pivot and create multiple new programs, while carrying… Read More »

Henry Street Deplores Acts of Anti-Semitism

Henry Street Settlement is appalled by the current rise in racist and hate-driven attacks and language that is unfolding across the United States, in New York City, and in our own community. In addition to the rise in anti-Black and anti-Asian American/Pacific Islander violence that we have denounced on multiple occasions, we are also seeing an… Read More »

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