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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 »

The Art Show 2017 Kicks Off With Gala Preview

Above: Photo by Benjamin Lozovsky/BFA.com. Click here to see more photos from this event » The Big Easy may have had parades for Fat Tuesday but the Big Apple had fine art, cocktails and celebrities at the elegant 29th annual Art Show Gala Preview last night at the Park Avenue Armory. The Art Show, one of… Read More »

Henry Street Receives $8.4 Million Grant from Manhattan DA Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

Above: David Garza, Executive Director, with all grantees and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Henry Street Settlement received $8.4 million, including $2.7 million in capital funding, from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., to create a Youth Opportunity Hub on the Lower East Side.  The announcement was made today at a press conference… Read More »

We Are Henry Street

Pictured, first row from left: Becker Rosales, Maedhbh McCullugh, Ramon Vargas, Shauna Ramadhin. Second row: Mamoun Shaukat, Kettely Germain, Venera Ziyatdinova, Mei Juan Zhao  With all the controversy surrounding immigration these days, we are featuring some immigrant success stories. We didn’t have to search far and wide – all of the individuals profiled are Henry Street employees! We hope you… Read More »

Weather Update: February 8, 2017

Update, February 9, 2017 at 9:28 a.m.: Please note that while HSE and ESL classes have been cancelled, the employment offices at those sites are open. It is only the classes that have been cancelled. The ATTAIN Lab is closed today. Update, 9:52 p.m.: The following program sites will also be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 9: HSE… Read More »

Twitter Shares Job Search Tips with HSS Young Adults

Ever wonder what it’s like to work at Twitter? On January 19, 2017, participants in Henry Street Settlement’s Young Adult Internship Program got sneak preview when they visited the Twitter offices in New York City. During the visit — part of Twitter’s #FridayforGood volunteer campaign – the YAIP young adults participated in a career panel… Read More »

Our Doors are Open… to Everyone.

Dear Henry Street Settlement Community, On Friday, the President issued an executive order blocking entry into the United States for citizens of select countries. This order runs counter to the mission of Henry Street Settlement and to the principles on which we were founded. Moreover, this action has caused confusion, anxiety, hardship and unrest for… Read More »