Deloitte Fundraiser Benefits Henry Street

More than 80 consultants from Deloitte, a Henry Street Settlement corporate volunteer partner since 2007, gathered at a trendy bar in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, to raise money for Henry Street’s vital programs. The event raised nearly $4,000, much of it from a silent auction featuring fabulous prizes. Attendees also had an opportunity to learn more… Read More »

Stan and Lynn Brooks: They Met on Henry Street

Just as we were posting this story, we learned the sad news that Lynn Brooks passed away suddenly on May 4, 2013, just one day after her 60th wedding anniversary. We are sharing the story as it was written, with the blessing of her family, to honor her memory and the anniversary party she cherished…. Read More »

Oak Foundation–Urban Family Center Anniversary Celebration

One year ago, an innovative pilot program debuted at Henry Street’s Urban Family Center (UFC), one designed to help the shelter residents find jobs. By all accounts, the initiative has been an overwhelming success, and on April 17 nearly 50 individuals — Henry Street staff, clients and employers — gathered at the UFC to celebrate… Read More »

Gala Dinner Dance: A Gorgeous Spectacle of Support for Henry Street

If Mrs. Astor’s “Four Hundred” were considered the best of society during the Gilded Age in New York, that distinction now belongs to the 400 guests who attended Henry Street’s Gala Dinner Dance at the Plaza Hotel on April 4, 2013. The annual event, which raises critical funds to support the Settlement’s programs, honored Reed… Read More »

Celebrating Henry Street’s Social Workers

March was Social Work Month, and Henry Street celebrated in grand style. Executive Director David Garza spoke at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s social work luncheon, where he highlighted the connection between the two agencies (both VNS-NY and Henry Street were founded by Lillian Wald). A luncheon was also held at the Settlement… Read More »

UFC: Commemorating 40 Years of Shelter

Nearly 200 people — among them government officials, shelter workers, advocates for the homeless and others — gathered at Henry Street’s Abrons Arts Center on May 21, 2013, to commemorate the Settlement’s Urban Family Center (UFC) on its 40th anniversary. When UFC opened its doors in 1972, it was the first family shelter in the nation,… Read More »

Hundreds Rally at City Hall to Save Youth Programs

Hundreds of children and parents descended on City Hall Park on March 28, chanting and holding handmade signs, to rally against proposed cuts to vital youth programs. Matthew Phifer, Henry Street’s Director of Education Services, served as the rally’s energetic emcee, keeping enthusiasm high throughout the hour-long event, which was organized by the Campaign for… Read More »

Mentors and Mentees Bond at College Basketball Game

The energy in the Barclays Center was high as the Virginia Commonwealth University and St. Joseph’s University basketball teams battled each other to advance to the NCAA tournament. In the stands, a different type of teamwork was happening through the spirited conversation and camaraderie between a group of college students and their mentors from Henry… Read More »

Garza Honored for Promoting Equality

Henry Street Executive Director David Garza was honored by Asian Americans for Equality with a 2013 Dream of Equality at AAFE’s 39th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration on March 21, 2013. The event, held in a spacious banquet hall at Jing Fong Restaurant, focused on “overcoming obstacles with resiliency and strength.” Garza was praised for… Read More »

Winter Volunteer Service at Henry Street

Braving the winter cold, 82 volunteers representing nine corporations and organizations volunteered their time and expertise at Henry Street in January and February. Their efforts — from painting program spaces to supporting program curricula — made an important impact on our community. Morgan Stanley Volunteers from Morgan Stanley painted classrooms at the Workforce Development and… Read More »

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