Blog & News

Ready to “Adult”

Getting a high school education isn’t just about reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s also about “adulting”: learning how to do things like handle your finances and cultivate professional networks. That’s what our Isaacs Center GED students and the Learning to Work students at our partner, Goddard Riverside, did at twin events one day in late […]

Nominate a Neighbor for the Good Neighbor Awards!

Goddard Riverside’s Good Neighbor Awards celebrate uncompensated community members’ outstanding efforts to help improve the community. The purpose of the Good Neighbor Award is to recognize people who voluntarily build a better community. Thank you for sending in your nominations for the 2022 Good Neighbor Awards. Congratulations to last year’s winners! Nominations for 2023 awards must be submitted by April 30, […]

Celebrating Social Workers

March is National Social Work Month—and we’re celebrating by profiling some of the amazing social workers at the Isaacs Center and our strategic partner, Goddard Riverside. Jeanne Lowe is the clinical director for our Education and Workforce Development program at the Isaacs Center. She grew up in Philadelphia and was inspired to get into social work […]

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“I want kids to start thinking about their future now”

Author? Actor? Model? Beacon After School alum Aiden Taylor has done it all—and he’s still in middle school.  Taylor attended our Beacon program for first- through fifth-graders at PS 198. “Me and my best friend, we were in Beacon since we were little kids,” he said during a recent interview at the Isaacs Center. “I did a lot of writing there.  During homework […]

Come to our Career Fair on Feb. 25

Meet members of the Isaacs and Goddard team and learn about our exciting job opportunities. Bring a printed or digital resume to apply immediately.

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Greeting the Lunar New Year

Older Adult Center members packed the dining room on the last Friday of the Lunar New Year for a festive presentation by social work student Vincent Cheng. Cheng described Lunar New Year traditions such as doing a deep clean of one’s house, gathering with family, wearing and using the color red, and exchanging gifts. Clinical […]

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Training the Next Generation of Kitchen Stars

Interested in our Culinary Arts program? Check your eligibility and get information here. Chanelly Mena knows how to cook a steak. Her father, who cooked at a popular chain restaurant, used to bring home t-bones to make for the family.  But the ones she’s cooking today are special, because they’re her final project as a student in our Culinary Arts program. Each student will present two identical […]

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A Touch of Beauty from GlamourGals

It was midday, and the Art Room at the Isaacs Center was buzzing. Older Adult Center members sat on one side of a long table draped in hot pink, and on the other side, college students in hot-pink shirts were giving them manicures.  The conversations flowed in English and Spanish as the young women gently […]

Community Health Event Sponsored by: EAST WARD BAPTIST CHURCH Partnering With Ryan Health & Isaacs Center DECEMBER 19TH, 2022 1:00pm – 4:00pm Free Services Provided • COVID Bivalent Vaccines for Moderna & Pfizer • Flu Shots (Senior regular & high dose) • Blood Pressure Screenings • Rapid HIV Testing (Insurance not required for vaccines; covered by federal government) • Health Literature • Snacks 415 E. 93rd St. New York, NY 10128

Community Health Event

Get an updated flu or COVID shot, check your blood pressure, or take a rapid HIV test at our Community Health Event at the Isaacs Center on Monday, December 19! The event will go from 1 to 4 PM and is cosponsored by East Ward Baptist Church, Ryan Health and the Isaacs Center.

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The Power of Community

Isaacs Center Beacon Programs Turn Schools into Community Centers They snuggled them. They tossed them in the air. They even wore them on their heads. The children in our Beacon After School at PS 198 found many creative ways to express their excitement about the long-eared stuffed bunny toys they received as a gift from […]