• 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

    • 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...
    • Books, Books, and More Books!

      This summer, Riis Settlement partnered with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for two book giveaway events as part of the national Book-Rich Environment...
    • Danish Cultural Exchange Program 2017

      Now in its 12th year, our Danish Cultural Exchange Program continues to honor our ties to the birth country of our founder, Jacob A. Riis,...
    • Queens Connect Cohort Fall 2017

      Out of school and out of work? 18-24 years old? You or someone you know maybe interested, See flyer for more details.
    • Night of Heroes

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