• 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

    • Event Update

      Our Riis Settlement community forum scheduled for Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 6:30 pm in the Queensbridge gymnasium entitled Meet the ED will be rescheduled....
    • 2014 Riis Academy Denmark Cultural Exchange Program

      Velkommen til New York!!! Now in its ninth year, the 2014 Riis Academy Denmark Cultural Exchange Program offered a wonderful opportunity for Riis Academy and...
    • Donor Spotlight: Carlos and Maybe

      Most people have to wait until they’re an adult to really make a name for themselves. But little Jacob A. Ellesca’s parents have already done...
    • Riis Settlement is 125!

      To serve others is an honor. To have done it consistently within the city of New York for over 125 years, is an occasion for...
    • Riis Academy-Queensbridge Youth work with Sprout by Design

      Riis Academy: What We Did This Summer

      Riis Academy’s Summer Camps kept kids engaged and excited about learning during their break from school. Our theme for this year was ‘Under the Sea.”...
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