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Chorus Takes Carnegie Hall

Blog Post February 8, 2018

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City singing at Carnegie Hall in December (Photo: Stephanie Berger)

Housing Clinic Helps New Yorkers Know Their Rights

Blog Post January 4, 2018

 Housing law experts conduct the Housing Clinic and offer free consultations

Green Keepers Blossom Into Year-Round Business

Blog Post December 7, 2017

“It gives me a good feeling”: Holiday Meals volunteer Lee Hunkins

Blog Post November 9, 2017

"It Made My Heart Sing": Gala Honoree David Cully Reads with Kids

Blog Post October 5, 2017

David Cully of Baker and Taylor reads with Goddard Riverside kids

As the head of a leading distributor to schools and libraries, David Cully spends his days getting books into the hands of children. But recently he took a more direct approach, stopping by one of our Early Childhood Education Centers to read to four-year-olds—and reconnect with the love of books that underlies his life's work.

 

Shortlist Released for Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice

Blog Post September 20, 2017

We're excited to announce that the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice has released a list of six titles shortlisted for this year’s inaugural award. 

 

Law Project Helps Score Big Wins for NYC Renters

Blog Post September 7, 2017



Tenants and organizers at the Goddard Riverside Law Project have spent years partnering with organizations across the city to fight for laws that would protect New York City renters from harassment aimed at forcing them out of their homes. This year they won big.

Miss New York Brings Her DreamUp America Initiative to Day Camp

Blog Post August 14, 2017


Every child in the room had a goal. And Gabrielle Walter, better known as Miss New York 2017, wanted to hear them all.

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.

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