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

Agency-Wide Events

Office Warming

On January 8th, we hosted an office warming to celebrate our recent move to new administrative offices in Hunter’s Point Plaza,  Long Island City. We

Recent News

Honoring the Kirby Family

This December, we paid tribute to the memory of former board member Andrew Kirby by dedicating the rose bush in the Riis Garden in his

Community Engagement

Intergenerational Democracy Circles

We recently concluded a series of intergenerational democracy circles as part of a pilot program designed by our Community Solutions Program fellows, Vincent and Emerson,

Older Adult Services

The Apollo, Broadway, and More!

Our older adults have enjoyed several fun outings in the past few months. In October, a group enjoyed a night out in Harlem, which included

Older Adult Services

UN International Day of Older Persons

On October 2, a group of participants from our Older Adult Center traveled to the United Nations (UN) headquarters to commemorate the 33rd UN International

Community Engagement

NSTAT Mural Project

Our NSTAT team recently completed another beautification project in Queensbridge Houses as part of our involvement in the Love Where You Live (LWYL) campaign, initiated

Youth Services

Lights On Afterschool

Lights On Afterschool is a nationwide event held every October that aims to highlight the positive impact of after-school programs on young people and their

Immigrant Services

Fall ESOL Tutoring

The fall session of our Immigrant Services’ ESOL program is now in full swing! This semester, we are grateful to have 23 dedicated volunteers who

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