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Goddard Riverside strives toward a fair and just society where all people can make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. We serve more than 20,000 New Yorkers each year with programs ranging from Early Childhood Education to Senior Centers.

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Executive Director Roderick L. Jones and host Angela Henry share the podium at the 2019 Goddard Gala

From the Book Fair to the Gala, our Fall Events are On!

Our festive fall gatherings are going forward—but they’ll look a little different this year. Get a preview and be sure to save the dates.

Three Green Keepers clean Riverside Park

Help Our Green Keepers Keep Riverside Park Clean!

Riverside Park Conservancy has hired the Green Keepers to clean the park in the wake of city staffing cuts. Donate to help the Conservancy fund this effort and keep the park enjoyable for all.

Why We Fight For Housing

A new study finds a minimum-wage worker can’t afford to rent a two-bedroom home anywhere in the country. Housing is out of reach for far too many Americans. Our executive director, Roderick L. Jones, explains what we’re doing to fix that.

Screenshot of the Performing Arts Conservatory show SLEEPING BEAUTY, showing a Zoom screen with a young women dancing separately on a rooftop, in a courtyard, and in apartments.

“More Fun than Tik-Tok”

The young artists at our Performing Arts Conservatory overcame the challenges of distance learning to put on a thrilling show! Meet one young performer and watch the complete video of SLEEPING CITY.

Law Project Wins A Battle, But Landlord’s War On Tenants Continues

What if you woke up one morning to discover your building had become a hotel? It happened to residents of one Upper West Side building.

A photo of Darleny Suriel's face and shoulders delivering testimony online via video before a New York State Senate committee

How COVID is Hurting Low-Income College Students

Darleny Suriel of #DegreesNYC, our campaign for college equity, delivered hard-hitting testimony to state lawmakers about how the pandemic disproportionately impacts students who are already facing economic challenges.