New York is on its way to becoming the first city in the nation to guarantee low-income renters a lawyer in Housing Court. Studies have shown that tenants with a lawyer are less likely to be evicted than unrepresented tenants when going up against landlords in court.
TOP members and staff worked together to reorganize their space
The Young People’s Chorus of New York City singing at Carnegie Hall in December (Photo: Stephanie Berger)
Housing law experts conduct the Housing Clinic and offer free consultations
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.
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.
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.
Every child in the room had a goal. And Gabrielle Walter, better known as Miss New York 2017, wanted to hear them all.
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.