Linda Sarsour to Speak at Lillian Wald Symposium

Top, L-R: Panelists Linda Sarsour, Nisha Agarwal, Philip Kasinitz, Ph.D.,and Baseera Khan Linda Sarsour, the racial justice and civil rights activist, will be a panelist at the second annual Lillian Wald Symposium hosted by Henry Street Settlement. The Symposium, “Immigrant New York: The New Majority”, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6… 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 »

State Lawmakers Deliver Good News

Above: State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou advocate at Good Companions Senior Center, February 2017. Executive Director David Garza is pictured right of Sen. Squadron, and special visitor Sen. Squadron’s young son is also pictured! Henry Street and other human service agencies witnessed the results of concerted advocacy efforts last week with the passage… Read More »

BGR Coaching Legend Honored

Coach Tyler, left, with one of his basketball teams at BGR (then known as BBR) in 1976.  Last week, Boys and Girls Republic (BGR) citizens and alumni gathered to honor Coach Samuel “Sonny” Tyler with a special banner ceremony and reception. Tyler served as a basketball coach and staff member at BGR for over 35… Read More »

Quincy Enunwa Stars at Henry Street

Quincy Enunwa gets an exciting welcome from children in Henry Street’s Early Childhood Education program.  New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa scored a touchdown at Henry Street Settlement on March 30, where he was greeted with cheers and high fives at two youth programs. Enunwa’s visit began at the Settlement’s historic headquarters where he… Read More »

Henry Street Settlement Acquires Boys Project

Henry Street Settlement has acquired the Boys Project, a nationally-recognized leadership education program for low-income young men in high school. Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) will now house the Boys Project programs.   “Henry Street has a great reputation for youth development work and we felt that the Boys Project program would thrive there… Read More »

Henry Street Makes History (with a $360K Grant from NEH)!

Henry Street Settlement’s legacy will come alive for local and international audiences, thanks to a competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This rare award of precious humanities dollars to a social service agency recognizes the historical significance of Henry Street and the Settlement house movement in New York City. The Settlement… Read More »

Celebrating Social Work Month

Over 100 social workers and their colleagues from Lower East Side settlement houses celebrated Social Work Month 2017 with a breakfast and program hosted by Henry Street Settlement. Staff members from United Neighborhood Houses, Grand Street Settlement, Educational Alliance, University Settlement, Chinatown Planning Council and Hamilton-Madison Houses attended the event on March 29. In welcoming the… Read More »

Nevertheless, She Persisted – In the 19th Century, Yet!

Have you ever had a school lunch, visited the school nurse, spent time in study hall, or played in a New York City playground? Do you work an eight-hour day and/or enjoy the protections of a trade union?  If so, then you’re the beneficiary of ideas formulated or promoted a century ago by Lillian D…. Read More »

Henry Street Youth Expand Their Horizons with College Trip

There was no sleeping in for 11th graders in the Expanded Horizons College Success program over mid-winter recess. The Henry Street college preparatory program took 47 of its participants to Washington, D.C., to visit five colleges: Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, University of Maryland, College Park and Goucher College. The youth were able to… Read More »