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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, […]

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 […]

Prize-Winning Author Visits Beacon After School

Watch our Book Chat with Annette Bay Pimentel A hundred years ago, when Pura Belpré took a job at the New York Public Library, there was a rule: the stories told to children at Story Hour could only come from books. The books were all in English, so the stories were too. Belpré, the first […]

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#DegreesNYC Report Takes Aim at Barriers to Higher Education

Helping young people beat the odds is not enough: It’s time to change the odds. That’s the message of a new report released by #DegreesNYC, a collective impact movement for equity in education co-founded by Goddard Riverside. The Changing the Odds report springs from a single question Degrees posed in 2016, the year it was […]

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“Now I want to go to college”

After Kevin got his GED at the Isaacs Center, he realized he was just getting started  Kevin Sampayo wasn’t a big fan of high school. He felt lost in the crowd and never graduated. Then, sometime last year, he signed up to get his equivalency degree at the Isaacs Center.  “At first that’s all I […]

Columbus Ave. Older Adult Center Meals and Activities

February 2022 GODDARD RIVERSIDE SENIOR CENTER, 593 COLUMBUS AVE | 212-873-6600 | FUNDED BY DEPARTMENT FOR THE AGING Meals As of January 10, 2022, Breakfast will no longer be served. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Jan. 31 -Chicken Noodle Soup-Baked Chicken Quarters-Baked Sweet Potatoes-Steamed Broccoli-Frozen Mixed Berries Feb. 1 -Oxtails-White Rice-Cabbage-Banana Feb. 2 -Arroz con […]

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Formerly Homeless Tenant Pat Johnson Testifies to State Lawmakers About Homelessness

See the video of Pat Johnson’s testimony, and read a transcript, here  All too often when homelessness is discussed in the halls of power, the biggest authorities on the problem—people who have actually been homeless—get left out. So it was a big deal when Pat Johnson, a resident at our Senate supportive housing residence, testified […]