The Henry Street Settlement is the Latest Nonprofit to Join Essex Crossing

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 at 5:04 am by

More service-oriented outposts are headed to Essex Crossing.

The Henry Street Settlement is the latest to set up shop, moving its Workforce Development Center from above the Delancey Street McDonald’s to the Frances Goldin Senior Apartments at Site 6 (a nod to the longtime Lower East Side housing advocate).

If you’ll recall, this is the same mixed-use development (175 Delancey) that boasts affordable apartments on the upper floors for seniors, an NYU Langone outpatient clinic, as well as a facility and GrandLo cafe run by the Grand Street Settlement.

The move is in large part an expansion initiative, with aims to stretch Henry Street’s job-seeker services throughout the Lower East Side. They also have synergistic plans to work directly with employers – local residents will have access quality jobs, and businesses can grow by utilizing local talent.

“Moving our workforce center to Essex Crossing furthers Henry Street’s mission of opening doors of opportunities for residents of the Lower East Side and beyond,” said David Garza, Henry Street executive director.

The new facility is on track to open sometime in April 2019.

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