Isaacs Center 60th Anniversary

We celebrated 60 years of the Isaacs Center’s remarkable work on Wednesday, May 8th, 2024 in Midtown, Manhattan. Learn about the impact of the Isaacs Center in our community in this video.

Isaacs Center Scholars

Goddard Riverside and the Isaacs Center are dedicated to helping young adults achieve their dreams. We provide donor-funded scholarships to help students close financial gaps. With your support of our scholarship program, young people can access education, experience, and growth. Learn about some of our Isaacs Center Scholars in this video.

Thank you to Andrea Martin for producing the Scholarship video.

2023 Pathways For Youth

Goddard Riverside helps young adults secure education and employment opportunities toward meaningful career paths. We call this network of supports Pathways for Youth – learn more in this video.

Nancy Brandon — The Accidental Artist: Joy & Cohesion in Black Life

93-year-old artist Nancy Brandon is a lifelong New Yorker and a frequent presence in the streets of the Upper West Side. She is often seen strolling on her way to an event at our Bernie Wohl Center (BWC). Her career retrospective solo exhibition was on view at BWC all of March 2024, as part of the Community Arts Program‘s annual W.H.A.M. Festival celebrating the female visionaries in our local arts scene throughout International Women’s Month.

Goddard Riverside Homeless Outreach (2023)

Learn about our efforts in ensuring that New Yorkers in need have stable and affordable housing.

Our programs fight homelessness on many fronts. The Law Project prevents homelessness by helping tenants stay in their apartments and advocate for their rights. Homeless Outreach works with people living on the streets, helping them transition into permanent housing. Our supportive housing residences provide services to help people stay housed and reconnect with family and community.

2023 Social Justice Never Sleeps Bash

Our annual Bash celebrated another year of building community—and unveiled the winners of our book prizes!

Goddard Gold 2023

Goddard Gold is a speaker series presented by Goddard Riverside to bring people together and support Goddard programs and services.

Thank you to all who sponsored and attended our 4th Annual Goddard Gold! Watch our video of Christopher Auguste, Goddard Board Chair, moderating a discussion with Mary Callahan Erdoes, Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Chase Asset & Wealth Management.

Goddard Riverside Programs (2023)

Goddard Riverside strives toward a fair and just society where all people can make choices that lead to better lives for themselves and their families. We serve more than 20,000 New Yorkers each year with programs ranging from Early Childhood Education to Older Adult Centers to Homeless Outreach to Behavioral Health and more! We group our programs into six Cause Areas that share a common focus. Watch this video and learn about some of our programming.

2022 Goddard Bash Video

Our annual Social Justice Never Sleeps Bash features highlights of our work this year, plus the shortlists for our book prizes and a tribute to New York by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Goddard Riverside.

2021 Stronger Together Gala Video

We were thrilled to be back in person for this year’s Gala, which included highlights of our year, the winners of our social justice book prizes, and a stirring performance by the Young People’s Chorus of New York City at Goddard Riverside..

2021 COVID Impact Video

Goddard Riverside has continued to invest in people and strengthen our community thanks to the support of our donors.

2020 Gala Video

We took our entire gala online, including our Social Justice book awards and a video about how we fought to end poverty and bolster equality and opportunity in 2020.

Paul Krugman, Our 2019 Gala Honoree

Nobel Prize-winning economist and NY Times columnist Paul Krugman talks about his involvement with Goddard Riverside.

Goddard Stories

This video follows several people as they describe how Goddard Riverside has helped them change their lives

What is Goddard Riverside?

This short video describes our programs and philosophy.

Goddard Riverside Then and Now

Goddard traces its roots to the mid-1800s. These photos capture how we’ve invested in people and strengthened community throughout the years.

Honoring Phil Ollila

At our 2018 Annual Gala we honored Phil Ollila of Ingram Content Group, one of our steadfast supporters from the publishing community. Learn more about Phil and how Ingram and other companies help us invest in people and strengthen community.

Honoring Betsy Newell

In Spring 2017 we created the Betsy Newell Fund for Older Adults to mark the extraordinary contributions of longtime Board member and outgoing Board President Betsy Newell. This video celebrates her lifelong commitment to the community.

Stephan Russo: A Tribute

Stephan has been at Goddard Riverside for nearly 4 decades, starting as a youth outreach worker in the ’70s and spending the last 18 years as Executive Director. As he embarks on his next chapter, we visit some of our programs with him and discuss what he and the organization have accomplished.

Goddard Riverside Book Fair

The publishing community has been our stalwart friend in the fight against homelessness for three decades. Learn how this powerful partnership sprang from a simple idea.

Star Learning Center

Our Star Learning Center transforms lives by pairing trained tutors with children who face challenges in school. Watch the stories of Star tutors and students unfold.