VNS and Henry Street: Together Again

“I’m here today because our organizations have a shared history, a shared commitment to improving social conditions, and a shared vision for the future to change lives and build stronger communities,” said David Garza, Executive Director of Henry Street, during a speech to social workers employed by the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Henry… Read More »

Bicycle Mechanic Skills Academy Graduates First Class

Some 28 proud New Yorkers – with friends and family cheering them on – graduated from the first ever Bicycle Mechanic Skills Academy at a ceremony held on March 20, 2014 at Henry Street’s Workforce Development Center. The ten-week job program, an initiative of Henry Street and Recycle a Bicycle – combined hands-on classroom training… Read More »

Growing Old Gracefully by Helping Others

In 2013 Henry Street Senior Companion Program volunteer Mannie Wilson was honored at City Hall for her “remarkable community service and dedicated hard work” – Ms. Wilson was 94. That was just one year ago and Ms. Wilson, now 95, is still going strong, volunteering for the Senior Companions three to four times a week… Read More »

The 26th Annual Art Show Gala Preview

Beautiful people – philanthropists, art enthusiasts, and business, cultural and civic leaders – and beautiful works of art filled the Park Avenue Armory on March 4, 2014, for the 26th Annual Art Show. Established in 1989 to benefit Henry Street’s vital programs, the show is one of the highlights of Armory Week in New York,… Read More »

Henry Street’s Project PROTECT had a Ball Promoting Safe Sex

Henry Street’s Project PROTECT program — a peer-led HIV prevention program that connects young gay men of color to critical services to help them gain stability and financial independence and make better relationship decisions — hosted its first “I Know My Status” Kiki Ball. Nearly 100 people attended the event which was held on February… Read More »

Kristin Hertel: New Role at Henry Street Settlement

Kristin Hertel, LCSW, has been appointed Deputy Program Officer of Health and Wellness at Henry Street Settlement, a nonprofit organization that provides social service, arts and health care programs to residents of the Lower East Side and other New Yorkers. Hertel, who first joined the Settlement 23 years ago, was most recently Clinical Director of… Read More »

Henry Street Rallys for Transit Accessibility

Henry Street staff and clients were out in force at today’s rally to reopen the escalator at the East Broadway F train stop, organized by elected officials. The escalator, which has been closed for repair for 18 months, was originally scheduled to reopen in November. (For reference, the Empire State Building took just 11 months… Read More »

Dunk and Donate Tournament a Slam Dunk!

Henry Street’s first Dunk and Donate basketball tournament was a slam dunk! Eight teams hit the court to support youth programs at Henry Street, competing for a trophy (and bragging rights). KGM Consulting won the tournament after defeating Allen & Overy in a fierce championship game that went down to the wire; the Opportunities for… Read More »

Big Development Projects Mean Opportunities for Lower East Side Residents

When major development projects come to neighborhoods, they bring change. Property values may fluxuate, construction can disrupt daily life and local residents may feel that their concerns are ignored. The Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN) – an organization co-founded by Henry Street Settlement and University University Settlement in collaboration with Community Board 3 –… Read More »

Holiday Volunteers Spread Cheer

Henry Street is extremely grateful to the 200 volunteers who came from 11 partners to make our holidays so much brighter. Thank you so much to our partners, Allen & Overy LLP, American Express, CAIS, CME Group, Credit Suisse, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Fir Tree Partners, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Macy’s, Mizuho Bank, Morgan… Read More »

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