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Our Homeless Outreach Teams are Hiring for Multiple Positions

Goddard Riverside has long been a pioneer in homeless outreach and the Housing First model. Come join one of our outreach teams and help people experiencing homelessness make the transition into permanent housing! Positions: Team SupervisorHousing Outreach Specialist Outreach Worker #313 & #314Outreach Worker #407Outreach Worker #419 & #420Outreach Worker #304Outreach Worker #306

Scholarship Winners Ready to Change the World

Jennifer Ochiagha is a little busy these days. Besides being a full-time grad student in mental health and counseling at NYU, she holds a full-time job at the Isaacs Center as a recruitment and admissions coordinator, plus she’s interning at a private practice called BeMore.   “I do like to keep busy,” she laughs—then adds, more seriously: “There’s benefits at the […]

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A Celebration of Good Neighbors

Community members, local elected officials and Goddard staff members gathered in our Phelps Garden Monday evening to honor just a few of the Manhattanites who make our neighborhoods stronger.  The Good Neighbor Awards recognized six efforts by a total of eight people working to fight homelessness, stop the spread of COVID-19, and keep the streets […]

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Fresh Food for Seniors Returns

We’re proud to partner once again with Borough President Mark Levine, City Councilmember Gale Brewer, and GrowNYC to provide high-quality fruits and vegetables to older adults at a discounted price. These bags of produce will be available for pickup at Goddard Riverside (and other locations on the UWS, if those work better for you) every […]

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New York Junior League Renovations Breathe New Life into Community Space

The back patio at our West 140th Street residence could pass for a funky café space. Colorful chairs surround sturdy tables, with a large telescoping umbrella to provide shade. Elegant benches are nestled among planters full of flowers. The pavers are neat and even. But it wasn’t always that way.  “They fixed the pavement! You […]

Several people mostly wearing royal blue Goddard Riverside shirts gather around a Goddard banner at the JustPay rally

Goddard, Isaacs Center Advocate for a Stronger City 

Want to help? Support human services workers in their fight for #JustPay by going to!  Education funding, tenants’ rights and older adult services are just a few of the issues Goddard Riverside and our colleagues at the Isaacs Center are fighting for this spring—in partnership with the people who use our programs.  Goddard’s Law […]

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Leading With Words

Goddard, Isaacs Center Thought Leaders Shape Their Fields Through Writing  Writing for publication is a great way to share your ideas and influence your field—but it’s also the deepest form of learning, according to two of our recently published senior leaders.  “It was good for me as a teacher, as a clinician, as a supervisor, […]

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Goddard Chosen for Prestigious Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge 

Goddard Riverside has been chosen for the Morgan Stanley Strategy Challenge—the financial giant’s flagship pro bono program.  Now in its thirteenth year, the Strategy Challenge matches high performing Associates and Vice Presidents with nonprofits to solve complex problems. In our case, it’s the intricate job of streamlining and coordinating food distribution across three neighborhood centers and dozens of programs.  Khristel Simmons, Senior […]

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Nominations Open for Good Neighbor Awards

Back by popular demand, the awards recognize volunteers who make a difference in their community Submit your nomination here.  The Good Neighbor Awards are back!—along with their festive award night, the Neighbor to Neighbor Dinner.  The awards honor individuals and organizations who are making “outstanding efforts to help improve the community.” Anyone can nominate anyone else. “Members of the community ask us […]