Immigrant Services

Immigrant Services Legal Clinics

This May, our Immigrant Services program launched a series of legal clinics offering application assistance to newly arrived migrants and asylum-seekers. For our first clinic

Agency-Wide Events

Spring Benefit 2024

Our Spring Benefit, held on June 5, 2024, at Culture Lab LIC, was a fantastic celebration of community and achievement for Riis Settlement. The event

Community Engagement

NSTAT Blueprint 4.0

Our NSTAT team recently concluded their Blueprint 4.0 project, an initiative that illuminated the experiences of young adults from our community affected by the criminal

Community Engagement

Celebrating Volunteer Month

Riis deeply appreciates the invaluable contributions of our volunteers. As we celebrated International Volunteer Month in April, we took the opportunity to highlight several amazing

Youth Services

EmpowerSpeak Sessions

Our CEE fellow, Chow Mong Marma, successfully concluded his EmpowerSpeak workshop series at Riis Academy-InfoTech on April 9th, leading a final public speaking session with

Immigrant Services

ESOL Graduation

Our ESOL program concluded its winter semester in late March, offering 14 ESOL classes ranging from beginner to advanced levels and serving 224 students. To

Youth Services

Riis Academy’s 2nd Annual Spelling Bee

On Wednesday, March 27, Riis Academy hosted its Second Annual Spelling Bee, another memorable event! Students from grades three to middle school representing Riis Academy

Youth Services

Riis Cutz

Last Friday, the Youth Services team hosted a Riis Cutz self-care event at our Ravenswood Cornerstone site. Several local barbers, beauticians, and staff members generously

Older Adult Services

New Leadership in Our Older Adult Center

After ten successful years, Gwendolyn Wilson, our Director of the Older Adult Center (OAC), announced her retirement last month. Gwen began her journey with Riis

Older Adult Services

Queensbridge Photo Collective Exhibit

Congratulations to the Queensbridge Photo Collective, who celebrated the opening of their latest art exhibition at the Culture Lab on February 1st. The exhibit, titled

Youth Services

Riis Academy’s First Annual Science Fair

On January 31st, Riis Academy hosted our first-ever annual science fair! The competition overflowed, literally and figuratively, with interactive experiments and engaging presentations. Congratulations to

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