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Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation


Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation was established in 1999. The organization serves the NYCHA community in Far Rockaway, which is home to more than 10,000 residents in 3,576 apartments in 60 buildings on five campuses, all within a four-mile stretch of Far Rockaway.

OBCDC has provides “wrap-around” social services to residents in NYCHA housing and develops resources to revitalize and transform the community including work with seniors and youth. Work with older adults includes computer training, access to senior services, and transportation to local doctor’s appointments, community services, and activities.

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House

Executive Director: Christopher Hanway

10-25 41st Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Ph. 718-784-7447
Fx. 718-784-1964


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. Founded at the end of the 19th century by the pioneering Danish-American social reformer for whom it is named and based in Long Island City since 1950, the organization provides resources, opportunities and support to help community members reach their greatest potential and achieve success in work, education, and civic life.  Riis Settlement currently has three main focuses of programming: the Riis Academy for Youth, Senior Services, and Immigrant Services, serving over 500 individuals each day across five campuses. Offerings range from afterschool and summer programs for young people to English-language classes and free legal services for the area’s growing immigrant population, to nutritious communal meals and comprehensive case management for older adults.

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