• For Youth

    Riis Academy is the largest youth services provider in western Queens, serving over 1,000 youths in grades K-12 at four campuses including two community centers and two 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

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      Multicultural Festival 2015

      +-*Riis Settlement’s Multicultural Festival has become a highly-anticipated community-wide event traditionally featuring an array of talented performances, creative art displays, cultural food and desserts, local...
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      Senior Center Members are on the Move

      +-*The seniors at Riis Settlement’s Senior Center have been on the move – literally. New and exciting physically engaging activities like Chair Yoga, Walking and...
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      Staff Spotlight: Iftikhar Mahmud

      +-*When Iftikhar Mahmud was seven years old, he left his native Bangladesh with his mother and brother, to join his father who had left home...
    • Riis Academy Continues to Grow

      +-*Our newest campus, Riis Academy-P.S. 171 in Long Island City, Queens has been in operation for just over seven months now and we are proud...
    • Monique Owens (holding sign) and Community Votes supporters outside Riis Settlement.

      Riis Settlement Gets out the Vote

      +-*Low voter turnout is a significant problem within the community surrounding Riis Settlement. Though there are 11,130 eligible voters in New York City Housing Authority’s...
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