Miss New York Brings Her DreamUp America Initiative to Day Camp

Blog Post August 14, 2017

With a Kind Word and a Smile, Homeless Outreach Teams Help Change Lives

Blog Post August 3, 2017


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.

Staying Safe from Summer Heat

Blog Post July 6, 2017

Our Senior Centers and Homeless Outreach program help New Yorkers at risk keep cool during heat waves. You can help, too.

Head Start Students Fall in Love with Science at Natural History Museum

Blog Post June 8, 2017

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.

Michelle Obama Offers Options Students Wisdom and Inspiration

Blog Post May 5, 2017


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."

Goddard Riverside Launches Betsy Newell Fund for Older Adults

May 2, 2017


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 memberand for six years as Board Presidentto help us create a better New York for all.

An Options Student Steps Out of the Shadows

Blog Post April 6, 2017

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.

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.
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