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. Our legacy, like those of many settlement houses, is a rich tapestry woven together by … Continue reading
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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 of the individuals who enter the field, the driving motivation is rarely money. Rather it … Continue reading
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 Initiative. The initiative, which was launched by the National Book Foundation, the U.S. Departments of … Continue reading
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, and continues to afford some of our young Riis Academy students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to … Continue reading
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As a non-profit social services provider, we are often asked by our public and private funders to track specific metrics such as number of people served, rate of participation, etc., to show the impact that our activities are having on … Continue reading
In late April, the US celebrated National Volunteer Week, a week in which volunteers are honored and thanked for the valuable services they provide to communities all across the nation. National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon … Continue reading
In recent years, the democratic process of participatory budgeting (PB) has been steadily growing in popularity across the five boroughs. Here in District 26, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer just marked his third year of successfully engaging residents in deciding … Continue reading