CONGRATULATING HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(Extensions of Remarks - September 12, 2018)

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                        HON. NYDIA M. VELAZQUEZ

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  Ms. VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to extend my congratulations 
to Henry Street Settlement, as it celebrates its 125th year anniversary 
on September 13, 2018.
  Henry Street Settlement is a non-profit organization located in 
Manhattan's Lower East Side. In 1893, Henry Street Settlement was 
founded by Lillian Wald, one of the most influential social reformers 
of the 20th century. At Henry Street, Wald and her colleagues developed 
a pioneering model for social reform, spearheading comprehensive social 
services and educational instruction for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  Today, Henry Street Settlement provides a variety of services 
including education, employment, health and wellness, and housing, to 
over 60,000 New Yorkers each year. A bedrock of the community's 
history, Henry Street has helped welcome immigrants, integrate 
neighborhoods and alleviate poverty.
  Mr. Speaker, please join me in congratulating Henry Street Settlement 
and its leadership on this special 125th year anniversary. These 
dedicated individuals exemplify outstanding leadership through their 
public service to the community. I wish Henry Street continued success 
in many more years of service.