The mission of Jacob A. Riis Settlement House is to build and strengthen the underserved communities of Western Queens and act as a catalyst for change. Riis Settlement is a community-based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors, and families of Queensbridge, Ravenswood and the surrounding neighborhoods.
East Side House Settlement
Executive Director: John Sanchez
337 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
Established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, East Side House Settlement has served residents of the South Bronx and surrounding communities since 1963.
Operating from 28 locations, East Side House helps 10,000 individuals improve their lives each year by providing access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty. The continuum of high-performing programs includes early childhood and after-school programs, adult education, computer technology programs, workforce development, family services, and senior services.
East Side House believes that education enables all of us to create economic and civic opportunities for ourselves, our family, and our community.