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After-School Services

After-school programming offered through Henry Street’s Education Services Division serves participants in a network of Lower East Side schools (P.S. 134, P.S. 20, P.S. 110, United Neighborhood Middle School, Manhattan Charter School, and Manhattan Charter 2). It also serves participants at two community centers: a Cornerstone program located at 80 Avenue D, and Boys and Girls Republic, located at  888 East Sixth Street.

While each location houses a site-specific program design, they operate holistically as part of the Henry Street Settlement after-school campus, focused on encouraging positive social interactions, healthy attitudes and decision-making skills, tolerance, appreciation of differences and increased community involvement. All sites operate on a three-cycle calendar with themes for each cycle integrated through all activities:

  • Cycle 1: Citizen Explorers (October 1st – December 21st)
  • Cycle 2:  Innovative Scholars ( January 1st – March 29th)
  • Cycle 3: Active Futurist (April 1st – June 21st)

These sites offer an array of quality-driven educational, enrichment and recreational activities, and also strive to enhance academic success through parent programs and referrals to other supportive services. We reinforce family relationships and the social values of self-confidence, self-expression, positive peer relationships, responsible behavior and a social commitment to contribute to one’s community.

Each site has a full-time Coordinator and a staff of an Enrichment Specialist and Activity Specialist, including community members, parents, school aides and college students. Each site staff also includes one masters-level social work intern. Artists, specialists and volunteers present diverse offerings, including video production, theater, dance, leadership, math clubs, fashion design, rugby, soccer and basketball.

All sites and programs are licensed by the NYC Department of Health.

Click the program links below for more information.

Want to work in one of our after-school programs? Click here to apply or request information »


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