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Learning a High-Tech Building Trade in a “System” of Support

The inaugural building automation class learned to program lighting systems for large, modern buildings. APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN: Apply to be in the third cohort of the Building Automation Systems Training program.   When Nathanseth Cruz, 19, walks around town with friends, he sometimes finds himself saying things like, “Wow, I see a split system! I… Read More »

A Summer of Recovery: Henry Street Settlement 2021 Newsletter

Read our Fall 2021 Newsletter. Henry Street Settlement’s mission is to open doors of opportunity. But opportunity isn’t a one-time event. It’s a process, and often a multi-step one. At the Settlement, we work hard to stay close to the members of our community who are in the greatest need of a chance to succeed—seniors,… Read More »

School-Based Mental Health Eases Burden

In honor of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Henry Street is highlighting one of our many mental health programs available to the community.  Henry Street’s School-Based Mental Health team is just one of our programs that adapted overnight when the pandemic struck—moving online not only counseling but interventions such as play therapy and sand… Read More »

COVID-19 Updates at Henry Street Settlement

Henry Street Settlement is pleased to launch “Hope & Resilience on the COVID Frontlines,” an oral history project, on our website, The project is the culmination of 30 oral history interviews with Henry Street frontline staff members, program participants, and neighborhood residents, recorded in spring and early summer 2020. During this period, Henry Street underwent… Read More »

Digging for a Purpose: Mobile Market Team Learns Food Justice Basics

When Dominique Santiago was a child, she liked to play with dirt, “but this is the first time I was doing it for a purpose” says the Henry Street LES Mobile Market team member of her spring 2021 experience with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. “The idea for collaborating with Henry Street came to… Read More »

Lillian Wald’s Guest Book: The Many Faces of Progressive Era Activism

Above: The method acting pioneer Constantin Stanislavski was just one of many fascinating visitors who signed Lillian Wald’s guest book.  Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald’s guest book was found in a dusty trunk at the Neighborhood Playhouse during the spring of 2019. The delicate binding of this unassuming floral guest book protects the notes… Read More »

A Summer Of Learning, Thanks To SYEP

Above: Counselor Luna Minnifield, an SYEP particpant, takes a break from morning dancing with a Camp Henry camper.  It’s 9:00 a.m. at Camp Henry, and pint-sized participants are starting their day with a quarter-hour of stretching and then another 15 minutes of dancing. Amid laughing chicken dancers and Gangnam style ponies in Henry Street’s Boys… Read More »

Sign Up Now: Queer History Walking Tour of the Lower East Side

The Lower East Side is an international crossroads of communities—including queer communities, which existed well before the dawn of a queer liberation movement and have continued into the post-Stonewall period. Henry Street will host our first ever FREE queer history walking tour of the Lower East Side. Join us on Wednesday, July 7, at 5:30… Read More »

A Senior Companion Keeps The Connection During COVID

Our 2020 annual report is out now and we are sharing the featured stories of strength and resilience. Read more about Patricia below, or in our annual report now. Patricia Storey fell in love with working with seniors while caring for her great aunt Dorothy who lived in a Manhattan nursing home. Every time Patricia came to… Read More »

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