At 6:30 on a warm, clear Wednesday morning, sleepers still occupy most of the stone benches in Columbus Circle. They slumber under cardboard, newspapers, or plastic sheeting. Most have a shirt or sweatshirt over their heads to block out the sun -- and perhaps the eyes of passing joggers and dog-walkers too.
Our Senior Centers and Homeless Outreach program help New Yorkers at risk keep cool during heat waves. You can help, too.
Our Head Start students love learning about science during their weekly visit to the American Museum of Natural History. Learn more about this exciting partnership.
Rising college students from our Options Center enjoyed some words of encouragement from Michelle Obama at New York's Public Theater on Friday. "Look how good you look!" the former First Lady said, beaming at the crowd from the stage. "I couldn't be more proud of you."
Our new fund will support our Older Adult programs, including the Senior Center and Home Delivered Meals. We're thrilled to name it after Betsy Newell, who has worked tirelessly for decades as a Board member—and for six years as Board President—to help us create a better New York for all.
Lissette Barretto's college applications were in danger of getting overlooked. The Options Center helped her get noticed -- and get great offers from her top schools.
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.
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.
Robert Conklin (left) describes the harassment tenants in his West 14th Street building have experienced, as Goddard Riverside's Ryan Dubois looks on.
Pauline discusses a new project with friends in the Senior Center knitting group
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.
The Goddard Riverside Book Fair will be held Nov. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.
Goddard Riverside Law Center staffers rallied with tenants, advocates and Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal outside Rosenthal's office.
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.
Participants organize barriers to college success into categories.
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.
Goddard Riverside Community Center Executive Director Stephan Russo expressed deep appreciation on receiving the Community Free Democrats' Distinguished Community Leader Award on Sunday.
Members of The Other Place clubhouse celebrate their progress in getting and keeping jobs.