Lillian Wald

Today in LES History: Lillian Wald is Born in Cincinnati

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 11:44 pm

1857 – Henry Street Settlement founder Lillian Wald was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her achievements were myriad. Everything from being a Lower East Side “visiting nurse” and inspiring the first public nursing service in the world, to aiding in the creation of the NAACP. 1964 – Lower East Side social service agency Mobilization for Youth organized […]

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Recap: Henry Street Settlement Birthday Party

Posted May 7, 2012 at 11:30 am

Yesterday afternoon, the Henry Street Settlement celebrated the 145th birthday of their founder, Lillian Wald, by throwing a block party.