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Henry Street Youth Take Home Basketball Trophy

It was a slam dunk for Henry Street as one of three youth basketball teams from our Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) brought home the championship trophy from a February 23 tournament at the James Weldon Johnson Houses in Harlem. The tournament was part of the Saturday Night Lights Initiative, a collaboration between the New… Read More »

Art Show Raises Over $1.1 Million for Henry Street Programs

The 25th Annual Art Show, which opened March 5 and ran through March 10 at the Park Avenue Armory, raised more than $1.1 million for Henry Street’s vital social service, arts and healthcare programs. Six spectacular art works — including a drawing by Henry Matisse — raised $52,000 in the show’s silent auction. The glittering… Read More »

Project Hope Helps Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Henry Street was chosen as a provider agency for Project Hope, a grant-funded program that provides crisis counseling, educational information and resource linkage to those affected by the superstorm. Project Hope provides individual and group counseling, educational workshops, and presentations and referrals to services. The program serves individuals, families,… Read More »

More than 500 Attend Exhibit Opening

The Abrons Arts Center was packed on Sunday, February 17, as more than 500 art lovers attended the opening of DECENTER, an exciting new exhibition that celebrates the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show. The exhibit, which was featured in The New York Times, showcases 27 emerging and internationally recognized contemporary artists and highlights Henry… Read More »

Marching for Peace at the LES Unity Rally

Hundreds of community members, including Henry Street staff and youth clients, rallied last night in a march to end violence on the Lower East Side. The Settlement was one of the sponsors of the march and rally, which began at the Settlement’s Boys & Girls Republic and ended at Columbia and Delancey streets, where 16-year-old… Read More »

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Immediately after Hurricane Sandy, Henry Street helped distribute thousands of meals, bottles of water and blankets to Lower East Side residents and braved challenging conditions to keep vital services running. But the support didn’t stop there: In the weeks since the storm, the Settlement provided 355 area families with $25,495 in food vouchers and assistance… Read More »

Holiday Service at Henry Street

After an outpouring of volunteer support immediately following Hurricane Sandy, volunteers continued to respond to the needs of Henry Street clients, helping make the holidays special for them and their loved ones. From hosting holiday parties to conducting gift drives, over 200 volunteers from nine different corporations and organizations helped make December bright for hundreds… Read More »

Fall Volunteer Service at Henry Street

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left many in our community without lights, heat and hot water for a week or more, there was an incredible outpouring of volunteer support. Hundreds of volunteers — including local residents, Henry Street board members, non-profits including the Good Old Lower East Side and New York Cares, and… Read More »

Bid on Art Works by Koons, Schnabel and More to Benefit Henry Street

Twenty-five exciting art works — including pieces by preeminent artists Jeff Koons, Julian Schnabel, Dan Colen and Richard Prince — will be sold at auction to benefit youth programs at Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR). Organized by the Dash Snow Initiative, the auction began online November 27 and will culminate in a live… Read More »

NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy Honors Henry Street with Award

The NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy honored Henry Street Settlement with its 2012 Educator’s Choice Award. The Academy, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, presented the award on February 28. Henry Street was selected for the award based on how well the 500 clients in the Settlement’s youth employment programs participate… Read More »

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