On Sunday April 23, our ED, Chris Hanway, will give a presentation about the rich history of Riis Settlement and its role today as one of 38 settlement houses in New York City at the Queens Historical Society.
Category Archives: Agency-Wide Events
Every year, Riis Settlement helps dozens of local youth gain valuable work experience through the Department of Youth and Community Development’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). If you interested in serving as a worksite this year, please click here to access the … Continue reading
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Historically, residents of Queensbridge Houses have long dealt with the plague of violence. It has affected community members both directly and indirectly and, although it has ebbed and flowed over the years, it remains a persistent problem. According to the … Continue reading
“Giving voice to people who were not heard from before is the greatest challenge and the greatest reward” This past September, Riis Settlement said goodbye to one of its longtime supporters, Ms. Amy Hagedorn of the Hagedorn Foundation, who passed … Continue reading
The Riis Settlement Immigrant Services program provides English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes to almost 350 immigrants on a yearly basis. Each academic year consists of three semesters, and during those semesters students not only engage in intensive … Continue reading
On December 14th, Riis’ Senior Services program celebrated a wonderful milestone: the graduation of its inaugural technology class. The program, which ran throughout the fall, was facilitated by Senior Planet and designed specifically to make technology more accessible to the … Continue reading