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Riis Academy-QB Summer Camp Pop-Up Shop

This summer, middle school youth in our Riis Academy-Queensbridge program delved into entrepreneurship. They learned how to craft business plans, cultivate partnerships, enhance their product branding through logo design, and,

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NNORC Program’s Annual Overnight Trip!

This past July, participants in our NNORC program enjoyed an overnight trip to Washington, D.C. The trip included a visit to the Smithsonian African American Art Museum, dinner at Golden

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Advocating for Essential Human Services

Over the past month, Riis has continued to advocate for causes that impact the wellbeing of our participants, staff, and the continuation of our essential programs and services. On May

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Eid Mubarak!

After the holy month of Ramadan, Riis welcomed community members of all backgrounds to our Queensbridge Community Center for an Eid celebration. Muslims and non Muslims came together for a

IFS Conference 2023

This May, Riis’ Executive Director, Director of Youth Services, and Director of Development and Communications traveled to Lille, France for the International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) International

Riis at LIC Springs!

On Saturday, May 20th, Riis joined over 100 community organizations and businesses for LIC Springs, an annual community block festival along Vernon Boulevard run by the LIC Partnership. Staff from

Supporting New Migrants in NYC

This month, Riis was proud to work with the Queens Borough President to host an Immigrant Resource Fair. As new migrants continue to arrive in NYC, Riis Settlement is committed

Celebrating National Volunteer Month

Throughout the month of April, Riis is excited to highlight the amazing work that our volunteers are doing to make our community stronger. One of our volunteer English tutors, Amy,

Riis Academy’s First Spelling Bee

Last week, Riis Academy youth came together for a Spelling Bee at P.S. 171! From each of our after-school sites, two students from each grade (3rd-Middle School), qualified. Riis Academy

Lobbying for #JustPay in Albany

On March 8th, Riis staff joined hundreds of human services workers from nonprofits across the city for an advocacy day in Albany. The #JustPay campaign, organized by the Human Services

Holiday Joy at Riis

Throughout December, Riis Settlement was delighted to host and take part in a number of holiday celebrations for community members of all ages. Participants at Riis Academy – P.S 166

Celebrating our Youth Mentorship Program Graduates

Congratulations to participants of Riis’ first community mentoring initiative for completing the program last month! The cohort of 17 mentees and 7 mentors formed strong bonds over the course of

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