February 22, 2024 / Headlines, News, Stories From The Settlement, Uncategorized / Posted by Carl Glenn

New York Times – Poverty Has Soared in New York, With Children Bearing the Brunt

“If we’re going to reduce poverty in the city of New York, we have to invest in child care,” – Robert Cordero, Grand St. Settlement CEO We spoke with The New York Times about the alarming results of The Robin Hood Foundation’s annual Poverty Tracker. -1 in…

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January 9, 2024 / Headlines, News, Partner Spotlight / Posted by Carl Glenn

Grand St. Settlement is proud to honor Raul Russi, President of Acacia Network at Taste of the Lower East Side 2024.

        Raul Russi migrated to Buffalo, New York at the age of 12 from Patillas, Puerto Rico with his parents and eight siblings. As a young Puerto Rican living in a community that lacked diversity, he became keenly aware at an early age…

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July 15, 2020 / Headlines, News / Posted by mcodev

A New Normal: Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Grand St. Settlement programs look much different from earlier this year. The COVID-19 pandemic hit our community particularly hard. We’ve pivoted to provide our participants with services and support. Through our crisis management and with the support of our Board of Directors and donors, we…

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March 16, 2020 / Headlines, News / Posted by mcodev

Temporary Closure Effective March 16

During the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve closed our program sites to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Despite these temporary site closures, we continue to provide the following essential services: Launch remote learning for over 800 children in our early childhood programs, allowing our littlest ones to continue…

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March 15, 2019 / Headlines, News / Posted by Carl Glenn
March 23, 2018 / Headlines, News / Posted by Clovis Thorn

Taste of the Lower East Side is better than ever!

We helped bring the tasting craze to New York City eighteen years ago – and we’ve remained at the top of the game ever since. Our lengthy list of participating restaurants is a who’s who of food in the Lower East Side, bringing guests an incredible variety…

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March 13, 2018 / Bold Charges, Grand Strategy, Headlines, News / Posted by Carl Glenn

GrandLo Cafe, our social enterprise, is open!

We’re excited to share that GrandLo Café, our social enterprise, is now open! Located at 178 Broome Street on the Lower East Side, GrandLo Café not only offers a high-quality café experience, but also valuable job training to young people who are not in school or…

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February 6, 2018 / Headlines, News / Posted by Carl Glenn

Grand St. Settlement’s Programs Featured in the News

We are proud to have been featured in two recent news articles!  The New York Times mentioned GrandLo Cafe, our social enterprise, in an article about the opening of Site 6 of Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side. City Limits featured our early childhood staff…

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November 27, 2017 / Headlines, News / Posted by Carl Glenn

Local Celebrities Give Away Turkeys at Unity Plaza Community Center

Celebrities such as former New York Giant Deon Grant and musician Lil’ Mama helped distribute free turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday at our Unity Plaza Community Center in Brooklyn. Grand St. Settlement partnered with The Grant Foundation, NorthStar Charities, Man Up!, and Meda Leacock to give…

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November 21, 2017 / Headlines, News / Posted by Clovis Thorn

Kickstart Our Kickstarter

Do you want to invest in the first #noshforprofit? Our Kickstarter campaign for GrandLo Café, our upcoming social enterprise, is live! Help us get to $25,000 and change the lives of young people in NYC. Click here to learn more about GrandLo Café and support a job…

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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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