Sixth-grader Crismary Lopez has been admitted to the prestigious Prep for Prep program, which supports students from underserved communities to study at the city’s top private schools. The Rag wrote about Lopez and her volunteer tutor at the Star Learning Center, Jane O’Connor, author of the bestselling Fancy Nancy books.
Reporter Kimberly Richardson covers the Green Keepers’ new contract with Riverside Park Conservancy. Our crews are helping keep the park clean after city cutbacks led to complaints about litter. You can help fund the ongoing cleanup effort by donating to the Conservancy: https://riversideparknyc.org/donations/ Read the story and watch the video here.
Why does Goddard Riverside have a horticultural and sanitation business? And how did Leslie Ware go from driving a florists truck to helping people re-enter the workforce? Find out all that and more in this lovely story from the I Love the Upper West Side blog. Read it here.
As part of its Around the Boroughs segment, NY1 talked with Beth Dunphe, our director of development, about the beautiful letters and notes volunteers are writing to older adults sheltering in place on the Upper West Side during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every conversation looks different. Sometimes we don’t talk about services because they don’t want services. So we just build a friendly relationship with them.” In a story for the City Limits news site, reporter Ahmed Jallow walks the streets of Chinatown and the Bowery with our Homeless Outreach specialists and also does a great job of […]
Reporter Magee Hickey talked to guests and volunteers – from a brand-new immigrant to the U.S. to a longtime participant in our programs – about why they came to our free Christmas meal for the community. Watch the story here.
Scott Rapoport of CBS 2 made a return visit to our Thanksgiving meal and once again did a great job of showing what makes this gathering so special. See our volunteers, guests and executive director enjoying the day together. Watch the Story
Get you Gala tickets here! The West Side Rag has a great profile of our Gala honoree, New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman! The conversation ranges from the legacy of Robert Moses, to why Krugman lives on the UWS, to the controversy over super-tall buildings. Krugman also talks about why he […]
PIX 11 sent a TV crew to catch up with the Green Keepers while they tended to plants on the Broadway Malls. They spoke with some of the Green Keepers as well as Goddard Riverside staff about overcoming barriers to work and the life-changing power of having a job. Watch the story here.
How do people get involved in volunteering, and why? This lovely story from the West Side Spirit quotes longtime Goddard volunteer Beth Puffer and our former volunteer coordinator, Crystal Walker. Few reporters have covered the fortunes of New York’s dwindling Single Room Occupany (SRO) residences as tenaciously as the Rag’s Joy Bergmann. She quoted Executive […]