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Red Hook Initiative


RHI believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. In partnership with community adults, we nurture young people in Red Hook to be inspired, resilient and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community and society. We envision a Red Hook where all young people can pursue their dreams and grow into independent adults who contribute to their families and community.

Goddard Riverside Community Center

Executive Director: Dr. Roderick L. Jones

593 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Ph. 212-873-6600
Fx. 212-595-6498


Goddard Riverside Community Center was established in 1959 as merger of Goddard Neighborhood Center (founded 1901) and Riverside Community House (founded 1889).

Over the years Goddard Riverside Community Center has developed into a highly regarded agency that provides a variety of programs and services to city resident of all ages, the majority of whom live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in West Harlem. Last year, over 15,000 New Yorkers took part in the wide range of activities.

Goddard Riverside Community Center programs include early childhood education; school-based and after-school programs; educational support, arts activities, recreation, and college counseling for teens; over 540 units of permanent housing with on-site supportive services; outreach and extensive aid to the mentally ill homeless; meals, activities, and assistance to the elderly and homebound; and free legal services and community organizing to preserve the Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing stock and the rights of the poor who live in SRO's. In addition, the Family Council is a community-wide effort to involve neighborhood residents in addressing important local, as well as national, social and economic issues.

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