• 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

    • A Worker Cooperative is Incubating

      Riis Settlement is proud to be incubating a new worker cooperative. A worker cooperative is a democratically run business that is owned by the workers...
    • What’s Next!?: Building a Strategic Plan

      Over the last two years, Riis Settlement has experienced tremendous growth. Riis Academy added three new after-school programs, the Senior Center has seen increased levels of...
    • 2015 Spring Arts Festival and Read-a-thon Awards

      On May 16th, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement hosted its 17th Annual Spring Arts Festival to celebrate the artistic talents of our community. This year,...
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      Participatory Budgeting Process Funds New Senior Van

      On May 6th, Riis Settlement’s seniors reaped the fruit of grassroots Democracy at its best.  With 324 votes cast, the “Jacob Riis Senior Van” came...
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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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