Press Releases

More than 1,000 Home-Cooked Meals to be Distributed at Goddard Riverside on Thanksgiving Day

Contact: Trish Anderton, Director of Public Relations Goddard Riverside Community Center tanderton@goddard.org  (m): 929-249-1449  Event Details:    Wednesday, November 25 1-5 PM: Volunteers do meal prep  Thursday, November 26 7:30 AM – 2 PM: Meal prep and assembly 10:30-12: Meals go out for delivery  12-3: Meals available for pickup on-site Location: Goddard Riverside  593 Columbus Ave. (at 88th St.) Upper West Side, Manhattan New York, […]

Book Prize Winners Announced

Abandoned: America’s Lost Youth and the Crisis of Disconnection and For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World Win Goddard Riverside Social Justice Book Prizes Watch the announcement at our Annual Gala! For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World has won the inaugural Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for […]

Shortlists Announced for Social Justice Book Prizes

Shortlists have been released for the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice and the new Goddard Riverside / CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice. The winners of both prizes will be announced on October 29 online at the Goddard Riverside Annual Gala. The youth prize recognizes nonfiction books for children and […]

Goddard Riverside Partners with Fairstead and Down to Earth Farmers Markets to Launch New Market in Harlem

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2020 / — As part of its ongoing efforts to enhance social services and provide the local community better access to fresh foods, Fairstead, a fully-integrated real estate firm committed to affordable housing, announced today that it has partnered with Down to Earth Farmers Markets and the Goddard Riverside nonprofit organization to host a farmers market on Saturday mornings […]

Black Lives Matter: A Statement from Executive Director Roderick L. Jones

Goddard Riverside stands for equity, justice and freedom for all people.  We stand with the black community throughout our city and our country who are literally fighting for their lives. In difficult times like this, people need to express their pain, anger and outrage.  We honor that expression and hope it serves as a catalyst for real […]

Testimony of Executive Director Roderick L. Jones on the City Budget

May 22, 2020 Dear Council Members: As the executive director of Goddard Riverside, an organization serving more than 20,000 New Yorkers a year, I’m asking you to stand by the city’s most vulnerable residents in their hour of need. Goddard’s 27 programs serve currently and formerly homeless people, those living with mental illness, disadvantaged youth, […]

Goddard Riveride Closes Deal to Secure Future of its Older Adult Housing

[New York, NY – December 20, 2019] Goddard Riverside has completed an agreement to become the sole owner of Phelps House, its affordable housing residence for older adults at 595 Columbus Avenue (and 88th Street). Goddard bought out an investor limited partner and refinanced the mortgage.  As a result, according to Stanley Heckman, board member […]

Goddard Riverside Closes Deal to Secure Future of its Older Adult Housing

[New York, NY – December 20, 2019] Goddard Riverside has completed an agreement to become the sole owner of Phelps House, its affordable housing residence for older adults at 595 Columbus Avenue (and 88th Street). Goddard bought out an investor limited partner and refinanced the mortgage.  As a result, according to Stanley Heckman, board member […]