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The Parent Center Offers Compassionate Support for Caregivers

Henry Street’s Parent Center is a lifeline for many parents and soon-to-be parents who are dedicated to improving their skills, navigating difficulties, and celebrating the joys of this exciting but complex time. The Parent Center is open to any caregiver of children age 0 to 18 who is willing to learn about any aspect of… Read More »

Lower East Side Icon Ruth Taube Celebrates 100th Birthday

On August 2, 2023, Ruth Taube celebrated a major milestone–her 100th birthday. A beloved local “celebrity,” Ruth is Henry Street Settlement’s longest serving team member, having started teaching sewing classes at the Settlement in in the early 1960s. She became director of the Home Planning Workshop in 1966 and stayed for 54 years, teaching hundreds… Read More »

Abrons Arts Center Presents Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers

Photograph from Clayton Patterson’s “Front Door: Residents and Writers,” Presented as part of Photoville Festival 2023. Image courtesy of Abrons Arts Center. Presented as part of Photoville Festival 2023, Clayton Patterson’s Front Door: Residents and Writers features rarely-seen images from the renowned photographer, who has documented the unique cultural ecosystem of the Lower East Side… Read More »

Henry Street Settlement Statement on Supreme Court Rulings

On June 30, 2023, President & CEO David Garza shared the following thoughts with Henry Street team members regarding the recent series of Supreme Court decisions.  We at Henry Street Settlement are deeply disappointed with yesterday’s Supreme Court’s decision to end affirmative action. The decision disregards the ongoing systemic barriers to education and opportunity that… Read More »

Expanded Horizons Awards Scholarships to 2023 Cohort

Senior co-speaker Phebe Kwarteng gives a speech to her peers. The 2023 Expanded Horizons College Access & Success Program scholarship ceremony was particularly poignant, celebrating the successful completion of high school and college enrollment by a group of 34 persevering students whose experience has been profoundly disrupted by the pandemic. This year, Henry Street awarded… Read More »

Early Childhood Center Appoints New Director

Breahna Watkins-Cole  Henry Street Settlement is delighted to introduce Breahna Watkins-Cole as the new director of its Early Childhood Education Center. Breahna brings nearly 20 years of experience teaching, training, and leading in early childhood education. She is active on numerous councils and associations including the National Association of the Education of Young Children, the… Read More »

Meals on Wheels Keeps the Huangs Nourished

The Huangs are able to continue to age safely and with dignity in their own homes with the support of Henry Street’s Meals on Wheels program. For many years, Bai He and Li He Huang walked the streets of Lower Manhattan from their high-rise on Fulton Street overlooking the East River to their beloved senior… Read More »

Energy Audit Team Works to Update the Energy Efficiency of Henry Street Buildings

Energy Audit participant Miles Petillo A group of young adults at Henry Street Settlement are learning life skills while helping the environment by conducting an energy audit of the organization’s headquarters. The team of interns is composed entirely of graduates of the Building Automation Systems Training program, a partnership with the organization Stacks+Joules, which has… Read More »

Korey Smith Sees a Path to a Happier Life

Korey Smith has felt meaningful and lasting effects to his mental health since joining the CONNECT program.  In January 2022, Korey Smith, 44, lost his mother—whom he considered his closest friend. They had lived together for most of his life, provided each other with emotional support and plenty of laughter, and were each other’s caretakers…. Read More »

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