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Food Creates Fulfilling Lives: Helping Older Adults Eat Well

Blog Post March 13, 2017


Good food makes life better -- whether it's chicken stew at the Senior Center or goulash brought right to your door by a smiling Home Delivered Meals volunteer. Here's how we work every day to ensure older adults in our neighborhood eat well and live well. 

A Commitment to Community: Dr. Roderick Jones Begins Leadership Role at Goddard Riverside

February 13, 2017

When Dr. Roderick Jones took the reins of Goddard Riverside on Feb. 13, it was a homecoming of sorts. Jones grew up in New York City before his work in community services took him farther afield – first to the Rochester area, and then to St. Louis, Missouri.

Goddard Riverside and Partners Rally for Tenant Protection

Blog Post January 27, 2017

Robert Conklin (left) describes the harassment tenants in his West 14th Street building have experienced, as Goddard Riverside's Ryan Dubois looks on.

The Answer to Loneliness: Community

Blog Post January 6, 2017

Pauline discusses a new project with friends in the Senior Center knitting group

2016: A Year of Growth and Change

December 7, 2016

It's been a busy year at Goddard Riverside. More than 17,000 people came through our doors, and we're proud to partner with each and every one of them to help them make their dreams a reality. Here are some of the highlights of 2016.

Heather Doss and Other Book-Loving Volunteers Make the Book Fair Happen

Blog Post November 18, 2016

#DegreesNYC Summit Aims to Clear the Path to College

Blog Post November 15, 2016

Book Fair Celebrates 30 Years of Fighting Homelessness

November 15, 2016

The Goddard Riverside Book Fair will be held Nov. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Performing Arts Camp Partners with Lincoln Center

July 18, 2016

Our newest day camp taps into New York City's wealth of professional talent to offer high-quality dance, vocals, music and theater arts instruction.

Law Project Takes Action to Stop Illegal Rentals

June 22, 2016

Goddard Riverside Law Center staffers rallied with tenants, advocates and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal outside Rosenthal's office.

DeLoitte Makes an Impact at Options Center and TOP OP

Blog Post June 13, 2016

More than 20 members of our TOP OP employment support program showed up early and eager for a workshop with employees of Deloitte on Friday. Volunteers from the global consulting and accounting powerhouse came to the Bernie Wohl Center to share job interview and resume writing advice, and conduct practice interviews.

Seven Great Tips Michelle Obama Gave our Rising College Freshmen

Blog Post May 3, 2016

Closing the Graduation Gap

Blog Post April 22, 2016

Participants organize barriers to college success into categories. 

Jim Freund’s Singalongs Fill Senior Center with Song

Blog Post April 15, 2016

It's not unusual to hear music pouring from the main room of our Senior Center. It happens during the monthly birthday parties, and for exercise classes like Movement Speaks and Zumba. Music also spices up holiday celebrations like the Halloween costume contest.

Russo "Humbled" by Community Leadership Award

Blog Post April 7, 2016

Goddard Riverside Community Center Executive Director Stephan Russo expressed deep appreciation on receiving the Community Free Democrats' Distinguished Community Leader Award on Sunday.

Employment Dinner Recognizes TOP Achievements

Blog Post February 25, 2016

Members of The Other Place clubhouse celebrate their progress in getting and keeping jobs.

Register Now for Summer Day Camp!

Blog Post February 1, 2016
Our summer day camp offers fun and enriching activities such as art and crafts, music and sports.

Options Center Helps Harlem Twins Pursue Their Dreams

Blog Post January 15, 2016
Our college access and success program made it easier for the Gomez sisters to go to college.

Wrapping Up the Holiday Meals Season

Blog Post December 25, 2015

Goddard Riverside welcomed guests from the Upper West Side and beyond for a hearty dinner on Christmas Day, wrapping up another successful Holiday Meals season.

Goddard Riverside Book Fair Brings Community Together

Blog Post December 11, 2015
The 29th Annual Goddard Riverside Book Fair was a bestseller, drawing readers from around the city to get brand-new books at half price.

Goddard Riverside Thanksgiving Meal Fights Holiday Hunger

Blog Post December 1, 2015
More than 300 volunteers converged on Goddard Riverside to cook, serve and deliver more than 1500 meals to those in need of nourishment on Thanksgiving Day.

A Week of Thanksgiving at Goddard Riverside

Blog Post November 25, 2015

Throughout this week, people have gathered at our programs around the Upper West Side to celebrate each other and the strength of the community.

SATs Should Not Be a Barrier to College, Options Center Head Testifies

Blog Post November 24, 2015

Standardized test scores like the SAT are given far too much weight in the college admissions process, putting low-income students at a disadvantage, Options Center director Lily Owen told the New York City Council at a recent hearing.

Authors Margaret McNamara, Suzanne Nelson Highlight Goddard Riverside Book Fair Weekend

Blog Post November 17, 2015
Picture book author Margaret McNamara and young adult writer Suzanne Nelson will sign their works and chat with book lovers during Goddard Riverside Community Center’s annual Book Fair celebrations.

Goddard Riverside Rallies for Supportive Housing

Blog Post October 27, 2015
Dozens of Goddard Riverside Community Center employees and consumers turned out for the Campaign 4 NY/NY Housing Forum.
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