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“It means a lot to me”: Two decades of volunteering at the Older Adult Center 

When you come to lunch at our Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center between Tuesday and Friday, Rosa Cruz will be there to check you in—a warm, welcoming face for old and new members alike. For Director Viktoriia Zakhary, it feels like she’s always been there.  “When I started in this role, Rosa showed me how everything […]

Testimony by Nathalie-Pierre Louis of our Resource Center to NY City Council

Thank you to Chair Ayala and the members of the committee for the opportunity to testify at this important hearing. My name is Nathalie Pierre-Louis, and I am the Assistant Program Director at the Resource Center, a program of Goddard Riverside. Goddard is a Settlement House working with New Yorkers from early childhood through older […]

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Our 93-Year-Old Featured Artist is Making Headlines

Nancy Brandon’s Opening is Sold Out but You Can Still See her Show Nancy Brandon’s Upper West Side apartment is stuffed with art—the products of more than 60 years of painting. The self-taught artist has fought stereotypes for decades by portraying the joy and solidarity of the Black community. She’s sold out the opening of […]

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Wayne Tyre, a Goddard Social Services Pioneer, Named to 50 Over 50 List 

Watch News 12’s story about Wayne Tyre and the power of 2-Gen! Even when the Goddard Riverside Resource Center is swirling with clients—say, a mom and baby looking for help getting SNAP benefits, an older adult sitting down with a financial counselor, an injured laborer filing for disability—Wayne E Tyre radiates calm. If you come […]

Meet our New Board Chair, Marcia Bystryn

“It’s all the things I’ve always cared about, but right in my own backyard.”  Our new board chair at Goddard Riverside and the Isaacs Center has a wealth of experience with city and state issues. Marcia Bystryn says what drew her to get involved here is the chance to make a difference in her neighborhood.   […]

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Year-End Giving Guide: How to Donate Items

As the weather cools, many people start thinking about the holidays: What am I making for Thanksgiving dinner? What gifts do I get my family? Do I need to get out my warm boots?  Goddard also asks these questions, but on a much larger scale. No matter the season, we keep working with over 20,000 […]

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Thanksgiving Meal Brings Community Together

On Thanksgiving morning, the dining room at 88th and Columbus was filled with volunteers chopping mountains of carrots and celery, cutting hundreds of slices of bread, and carving dozens of turkeys. “I always love to do this,” said Valery Bratman, who was here for the ninth time. “I think the volunteers that come here, they […]