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September 14, 2016 / Headlines, News / Posted by Elise Hanks

Raise the Roof

The merrily waving flag atop the new building at Site 6 of Essex Crossing marks a grand occasion. For half a century, swaths of the Lower East Side have stood silent testament to the community’s need for resources, communal space, and affordable housing. This neighborhood has…

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December 29, 2015 / Headlines / Posted by Elise Hanks

This Year’s Top Moments

This was a big year for us! We significantly expanded our services and impact to reach more New Yorkers in need: We also received big awards at both the local and national levels: President Obama named us a national leader in early childhood education, and the…

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November 6, 2015 / Headlines / Posted by Elise Hanks

A Taste of the Past, Career Day, New Partnerships, and more!

TGIF! First things first – who doesn’t love a good sandwich? This past Tuesday was #NationalSandwichDay (yum!), and our friends at the Museum of the City of New York shared this old-school photo of a boy and his sandwich at Grand Street Settlement from the 1940s! Things haven’t changed much since then. We…

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August 17, 2015 / Headlines / Posted by Elise Hanks

Shaking Up Brooklyn with Youth Fest!

This summer, our campers put all their creative, leadership, and STEM skills to the test in our Global Awareness challenge, where they worked in groups to create interactive projects illustrating global issues facing the world today. Throughout July and August, campers researched the history, cultural contributions,…

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January 8, 2015 / Headlines, Press Releases / Posted by Elise Hanks

Grand St. Settlement Awarded New Early Childhood Funding from the White House

WASHINGTON, D.C. During the White House Summit on Early Education, held in December of 2014, President Obama named Grand St. Settlement a leader in the field of early education, honoring the historic agency with a multi-million dollar opportunity to share its expertise with other education and…

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July 8, 2014 / Headlines / Posted by Elise Hanks

Mayor de Blasio’s Visit Kicks Off Summer of Enrichment

On July 7th, 2014, Grand St. Settlement welcomed Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong to its 80 Pitt Street Community Center to kick off summer enrichment activities for middle school students. The Mayor’s visit to our Summer Day…

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