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A Statement from Henry Street Settlement

On March 22, 2022, Henry Street Settlement announced that, as of July 1, it would raise its wage floor to $22 per hour, or 50 percent above the New York minimum wage. Following is the memo sent by CEO David Garza to all team members, announcing this historic increase: A Step Toward Equity for Henry… Read More »

Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines – Oral History Project

Participants in the oral history project “Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines” Henry Street Settlement is pleased to launch “Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines,” an oral history project, on our website, The project is the culmination of 30 oral history interviews with Henry Street frontline staff members, program participants, and neighborhood… Read More »

NYCHA Arts Initiative Opens Doors for Lower East Siders

Aleena Torres is taking dance classes at Abrons Arts Center. Aleena Torres, 10, comes from a family of performers. She always says, “One day I’m going to be famous like my dad.” From her outgoing and friendly demeanor, you wouldn’t know she lost her mother in June 2021. “The past couple of months have been… Read More »

Henry Street Staffers Attend the #JustPay Rally at City Hall

On March 10, 2022 dozens of Henry Streeters attended the #JustPay rally in unison with over 1,000 other public service partners, elected officials, and supporters at City Hall Park. The Human Services Council of New York–led event was successful in representing nonprofit workers, demanding cost-of-living adjustments and living wages for those who provide essential human… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts Announcement of “A Better Contract for New York”

Photo by: Office of New York City Comptroller On Monday, February 14, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander and senior members of the New York City Mayor’s Office gathered together at Henry Street Settlement’s Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center to release the findings of A Better Contract for New York: A Joint Task Force to… Read More »

NewYork-Presbyterian Collaboration Provides Opportunity for Job Seekers

In January 2022, lifelong Henry Streeter Lavender Texidor, 22, began a receptionist position at NewYork-Presbyterian in the Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA) department on the Upper East Side after spending nine months as a patient greeter in the hospital’s neurology division. She is one of 20 Employment Services participants who have started jobs at… Read More »

Henry Street Settlement Recognized as LGBT Historic Site

Above: Portrait of Lillian Wald in a fur hat. c. 1905. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Lillian Wald and the community of women she worked with to establish Henry Street Settlement will forever be remembered in LGBT history. On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the New York State Historic Preservation Office voted to approve a new… Read More »

Sheehan Family Companies Gift Will Support Youth Services

The Youth Opportunity Hub—a beneficiary of the Sheehan Family Companies gift—helped Kymani Morrison, left, develop a more hopeful outlook toward the future, with guidance from his Mentoring and Nurturing (M.A.N.) mentor, Toddrick Brockington.   Henry Street Settlement has received a transformative gift—one of the largest in its history—a combined donation from Union Beer Distributors, a… Read More »

Brighten this Holiday Season for a Henry Streeter

Help Henry Street Settlement bring the joy and magic of the holiday season to thousands across the Lower East Side! For our 2021 Holiday Drive, our goal is to distribute 2,000 gifts to low-income families in our community. We’ve made it super easy with an Amazon gift registry that allows you to select gifts that… Read More »

New York City is Back With an Exciting Return to The Art Show

Above: Guest stands in front of  Gottfried Helwein’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (2021) at The Art Show 2021 Benefit Preview. Photo by Cesarin Mateo. The Art Show 2021 Benefit Preview, Henry Street Settlement’s largest annual fundraiser, opened on Wednesday, November 3, inaugurating new fall dates on the calendar and creating a joyous… Read More »

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