• For Youth

    Riis Academy is the largest youth services provider in western Queens, serving over 1,100 youth in grades K-12 at seven campuses including two community centers and five public schools. We believe every child can achieve his/her goals when given the opportunity to learn and grow in a supportive environment.
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  • For Seniors

    The Queensbridge/Riis Senior Center offers health, nutrition and social services to seniors 60 and older. We work hard to ensure that seniors are able to maintain healthy and independent lives throughout our community.
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  • For Immigrants

    Our Immigrant Services program offers free ESOL classes, case management and legal services to support immigrants on their journey towards self-sufficiency in the United States. We value the contributions of immigrants and celebrate the diversity they bring to our communities.
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  • Recent News

    • The Power of a Mentor

      Riis Academy’s after-school and summer programs are staffed by many hardworking individuals who are committed to ensuring that our participants are provided a safe and...
    • Recent Grant Awards

      Riis Settlement continues to strengthen and expand its scope of services to meet a wide range of community needs. Our efforts are buoyed by a...
    • Staff Spotlight

      Get to know one of our many dedicated staff members in the following Q&A with Andre Conquest, youth worker at our Riis Academy-Queensbridge campus: Q. How...
    • The Western Queens Healthy Families Coalition

      We often take for granted our ability to go about our daily life with relative ease, and yet for those who suffer from mental illness,...
    • Meeting the Legal Needs of our Immigrant Community

      Last year marked a busy time for our Immigrant Services team. Check out their latest newsletter, which details their efforts to meet the legal needs of...
    • Talking with Bob Miner

      The earliest incarnation of Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement was founded 128 years ago, and since then countless lives have been impacted by our work....
    • Celebrating Riis Staff!

      It is no great secret that those who work in the non-profit sector are often undercompensated for all their hard work and effort. For most...
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