About Us

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement  is a community-based, non-profit organization providing comprehensive services and programs to youth, families, immigrants and seniors in the western Queens community.

Founded in 1889, Riis Settlement is named in honor of Danish-American social reformer Jacob Riis. Today, Riis Settlement provides integrated social cultural, educational and health programs to more than 1,800 individuals annually. Our programs and staff support community members of all ages and backgrounds as they strive to achieve their goals and become self-sufficient.

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