Gotham Gazette covered an all-star panel hosted by Center for an Urban Future, which included Judith Lorimer, director of our Options Center. The topics discussed included creating a college culture for New York City youth, and developing support networks to help them successfully complete higher education. Read the story here.
Our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team helps people with severe mental illness achieve stability and live fulfilling lives in the community. The team includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and case managers, who visit clients in their homes. Columnist Mark Chiusano of AM New York rode along with the ACT Team and wrote about their work.
The Goddard Riverside Law Project partnered with other legal aid organizations to successfully defend a rent freeze for more than a million rent-stabilized tenants, after landlords sued for the right to raise rents. Politico and the New York Post were among the news organizations who quoted the Law Project's Matthew Longobardi in their coverage.
Reporter Stacey Delikat talked to guests, volunteers and staff about the spirit of community that powers our annual Christmas meal. Watch the story here.
Scott Rapoport of CBS New York did a beautiful story about our annual communitywide Thanksgiving meal, interviewing guests, staff and volunteers about the roots of this holiday tradition and why it is more important now than ever.
John Maher of Publishers Weekly chronicles the historic partnership between the publishing industry and Goddard Riverside. Publishers and booksellers have worked hand-in-hand with us for three decades to support our street outreach, housing and anti-poverty programs.
The State Department of Health spotlighted our Senior Supportive Housing Pilot Program in its newsletter this month. Older adults are a large and rapidly growing segment of our supportive housing population, and the pilot program has helped us understand how to better meet their needs. See the newsletter item below.
The Goddard Riverside Law Project has moved to block illegal short-term rentals at the Imperial Court, a rent-stabilized Single Room Occupancy building on the Upper West Side.
The New York Times reports on the $16.7-million overhaul of our Capitol Hall supportive housing residence. The renovations gave each room a kitchenette and bathroom, transforming the aging Single Room Occupancy-style living spaces into attractive, modern efficiency apartments. They also restored the beauty of the original marble lobby and created more space for community events, healthcare support, and other services.
Thanks to the local Lowe's Home Improvement store, a beautifully-restored stage will soon bring plays, music and dance back to Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center.
Jennifer Fermino of the New York Daily News writes about how our homeless outreach teams track people who will likely refuse to come in from the cold.
Reporter Janet Wu describes the festive, personal atmosphere at our holiday meal.
New York, NY (September 23, 2015)—Goddard Riverside Community Center will celebrate Scholastic Chairman and CEO Dick Robinson at its Annual Gala to be held Tuesday, October 27th at historic Gotham Hall in downtown Manhattan. Joining the evening to help honor Robinson will be Dav Pilkey, bestselling author/illustrator of the wildly popular Captain Underpants series.
On May 10th, NYC District 7 Councilman Mark Levine hosted a panel discussion on "Represent NYC" about key issues that impact access to affordable housing, including the availability of civil legal services in Housing Court and succession of rent control and rent-regulated apartments.
Goddard Riverside Executive Director Stephan Russo speaks with NY1 reporter LindseyChrist advocating for summer programs.
Goddard Riverside Community Center celebrated the official opening of its Options Center on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at its office located at 352 West 110th Street on the Upper West Side. This event acknowledged the outstanding work of the Options Center as one of the leading college access and success programs in the city and acknowledged the political leaders who helped Goddard acquire the office space.
Cheryl Wills of NY1 came to visit Goddard Riverside's 91st Street Day Care Center to discuss the library created by Books for Kids. Christine Chiarelli, teacher and director with Goddard Riverside's early childhood education program, discussed the importance of early reading and literacy.