About Us

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement is a community based non-profit organization that offers comprehensive services to the youth, adults, seniors and families of Western Queens. Our mission is to build and strengthen communities in Western Queens and act as a catalyst for change. Riis Settlement works to support individuals who reside in the Queensbridge and Ravenswood Houses and the overall Western Queens community as they build productive and self-sufficient lives. Through three program areas, we provide vital services to over 450 people a day and approximately 10,000 during the course of the year. Give the gift of time! Check out our opportunities to volunteer within our organization on the next page!