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August 2022


Scholarship Winners are Ready to

Change the World

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Jennifer Ochiagha is a full-time grad student in mental health with a full-time job AND an internship. Her schedule is chock-full, but "There’s benefits at the end of the rainbow, so that’s what I look towards," she says. Shawn Riley is "a queer black teen man about to change the world." He's eyeing a career in medicine. They both say their scholarships from the Isaacs Center and our partner organization, Goddard Riverside, are helping them pursue their dreams.

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Backpack Giveaway August 25

Goddard Riverside Isaacs Center Back to School Giveaway K to 12th Grade August 25 3 PM to 6 PM Isaacs Center 415 East 93rd Street NY NY 10128

We're giving out backpacks and choose-your-own school supplies at the Isaacs Center to support young people in our community as they head back to school! Join us on Wednesday, August 25 from 3 to 6 PM.

Social Justice Never Sleeps the 2022 Goddard Riverside Bash on a colorful background of slashes and polka dots

The Goddard Riverside Annual Bash is September 28 at Monarch Rooftop, a spacious lounge bar at 71 West 35th Street with stunning views of the Empire State Building and Midtown Manhattan. Proceeds support Goddard and the Isaacs Center. Get your tickets or become a sponsor now!

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It's National Make-A-Will Month.

Make Yours for Free!

Having an up-to-date will in place is a powerful way to protect your loved ones, make important decisions about the future, and support the causes you love. Join the Make-A-Will Month movement today to protect what’s most important.

Goddard Riverside and the Isaacs Center have made it easy for you to start your estate plans thanks to our partnership with FreeWill. We hope you take this opportunity to write your legal will and plan for your future with this free resource.

Join the Make-A-Will Movement

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We designed a quick survey to help us understand how our supporters would like to communicate with us and how we can reach new members of the community. Take it now to support our mission!

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Photos: Celebrating Birthdays at the

Older Adult Center

There was plenty of cake to go around.

The monthly birthday party is always a highlight of the Older Adult Center calendar. Last month's celebration included cake, Italian ices, dancing, a raffle, and a compact, reusable Isaacs Center shopping bag for each participant born in July. Happy Birthday to all!

Party decorations gave the dining room some extra flair.

Héctor Lavoe's salsa classic "El Cantante" got people onto the dance floor.

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs Center) is a non-profit, multi-service organization located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan focused on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers, including our isolated and homebound elderly neighbors.
PARTNERSHIP WITH GODDARD RIVERSIDE: In May 2021, the Isaacs Center entered into a strategic partnership with Goddard Riverside with the purpose of enhancing the services that both organizations provide to New Yorkers. Read about it here.
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