Ready for High School on Henry Street

Eighth grade Peer Leaders meeting with Program Coordinator Elise Boykin (center) at the Middle School Success Center. They’re still in middle school, but eighth graders at Henry Street’s Middle School Success Center (MSSC) are already focusing on high school—thanks to the MSSC. For instance, Michelle, an eighth grader in the program, credits her hard work and… Read More »

Employment Program Honored by Dress for Success

JET Employment Coordinators Letitia Akens and Italo Medelius at the Gordy Awards. Henry Street’s Job Essentials Training Program (JET) was honored at Dress for Success’ annual Gordy Awards last month. JET took home the Spirit Award, which showcases Dress for Success’ most supportive partner organizations. Employment Coordinators Letitia Akens and Italo Medelius accepted the award… Read More »

Henry Street Hosts Lillian Wald Symposium

Above, first row: L-R Panelists Zeinab Eyega, Philip Kasinitz, Ph.D., Wayne Ho. Second row: L-R Panelists Baseera Khan, Bitta Mostofi and Linda Sarsour. Not pictured: Shanna Castillo. The Symposium, “Immigrant New York: The New Majority”, will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Featured panelists… Read More »

When the Mayor is Twelve Years Old

If “all politics is local,” then Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) self-government model is a prime example. Once students enter BGR, they are “citizens” of the “republic,” and can run for office. Legislation is voted on at council meetings, and citizens who break the rules are prosecuted at court trials with a jury… Read More »

State Lawmakers Deliver Good News

Above: State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblywoman Yuh-Line Niou advocate at Good Companions Senior Center, February 2017. Executive Director David Garza is pictured right of Sen. Squadron, and special visitor Sen. Squadron’s young son is also pictured! Henry Street and other human service agencies witnessed the results of concerted advocacy efforts last week with the passage… Read More »

BGR Coaching Legend Honored

Coach Tyler, left, with one of his basketball teams at BGR (then known as BBR) in 1976.  Last week, Boys and Girls Republic (BGR) citizens and alumni gathered to honor Coach Samuel “Sonny” Tyler with a special banner ceremony and reception. Tyler served as a basketball coach and staff member at BGR for over 35… Read More »

Quincy Enunwa Stars at Henry Street

Quincy Enunwa gets an exciting welcome from children in Henry Street’s Early Childhood Education program.  New York Jets wide receiver Quincy Enunwa scored a touchdown at Henry Street Settlement on March 30, where he was greeted with cheers and high fives at two youth programs. Enunwa’s visit began at the Settlement’s historic headquarters where he… Read More »

Henry Street Settlement Acquires Boys Project

Henry Street Settlement has acquired the Boys Project, a nationally-recognized leadership education program for low-income young men in high school. Henry Street’s Boys & Girls Republic (BGR) will now house the Boys Project programs.   “Henry Street has a great reputation for youth development work and we felt that the Boys Project program would thrive there… Read More »

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 »