Henry Street Settlement opens doors of opportunity for Lower East Side residents and other New Yorkers through social service, arts, and health care programs.
Henry Street’s team operates in three schools – OCA, UNMS, and PS/MS 188 – throughout the Lower East Side through or Community Schools initiative. In each school, we offer school-based mental health clinics, afterschool programming, college prep, social work/mental health, attendance supports, and more!
Orchard Collegiate Academy is a Community Schools partnership between Henry Street Settlement and the Orchard Collegiate Academy, a public high school in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This program provides a variety of services to every student grade 9th-12th and their families to support socio-emotional learning, improve attendance, encourage family engagement, and promote academic achievement including individual and group counseling, college readiness counseling and workshops, and Expanded Learning Time. The Community School program consists of a Community School Director, Social Worker, College Counselor, and social work interns.
PS/MS 188 is located at 442 E Houston St in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This school has a Community School Director and offers services that promote mental health and wellbeing, facilitate academic success, improve attendance, and ultimately grade promotion and graduation for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Middle School Success Center (MSSC) is located at University Neighborhood Middle School in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This Department of Education program provides students with assistance with the high school application process, including counseling, high schools visits, and both in-school and family workshops. The MSSC program consists of a Middle School Program Coordinator, Middle School Advisor, and Peer Leaders.