Current Programming

Registration Form for Summer Program

Contact Program Coordinator Tasheema Lucas at with any questions!

Current classes:

Vi Be Theater Experience Theater games, improvisation & collaborative play-writing, Ages 13-18 years old. Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-6:30 pm  Starts  Tuesday, February 8th, 2021.

G.O.A.L. Healthy Relationships, Reproductive wellness, College Access & Prep. Grades 9-12, must be enrolled in HS or equivalent program. Meets MONDAYS weekly 6:30-8pm, + 2 TUESDAYS per month 6:30-8pm  (College Explorers workshops). Classes will meet remotely until further notice. For IN-PERSON sessions, the class meets at 19 E. Mount Eden Ave, YAOI space. This program pays a STIPEND for perfect or near-perfect attendance. For more information about GOAL curriculum and typical sessions (prior to covid-19), visit our GOAL page. Download the GOAL Program Agreement Spring 2022 which can be filled out digitally OR printed, signed & scanned — then email to t.lucas@newsettlement.orgSpace is limited, for safety, these will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis based on the return of the completed Agreement. Starts back up Monday, January 24th. The first Tuesday College Explorers workshop will begin on January 25th.

Sadie Nash Leadership Project  Leadership development, youth activism & participant-led projects. Grades 9-12. Meets Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm  *This program pays an attendance-based STIPEND. Starts back up Thursday, January 27th, 2022. Class will meet remotely until further notice. Watch invite/orientation video!

EDsnaps Interactive STEAM workshops, special guests and mentors, relaxing but challenging project-based exploration. **Supplies can be picked up from Tasheema or will be mailed home for hands-on projects this semester!** Grades 6-12. + 2 WEDNESDAYS per month 5:30pm -7:30pm  See sample student projects from the summer online session: Kimarah and Ashley.

Build Her A Bridge Self-esteem & mental wellness support group. Grades 6-12. Meets twice a month on Tuesdays 6:30-8pm in the Fall ONLY, HYBRID; plus one-on-one mentoring sessions scheduled as needed (REMOTE or IN-PERSON). For IN-PERSON sessions, the group or one-on-one meets at 1525 Townsend, basement. Starts Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. Watch Tasheema’s video invitation!

Next Level Dancers  Hip Hop dance classes. JUNIORS (ages 10 up, beginner/intermediate) meets THURSDAYS 6:30-8:30 PM. IN-PERSON @ 1501 Jerome Ave, New Settlement Community Center. *Space is limited for safety & social distancing.

Next Level Dancers – Hip Hop dance classes. SENIORS (ages 14 – YA, advanced) meets SATURDAYS 12:30-4PM. IN-PERSON @ 1514 Townsend Ave.  *Space is limited for safety and social distancing.

Girls EnCourage  Adventure Learning and team-building, grades 6-12. Wednesdays 5 pm-630pm, classes began about March.  Outdoor day-trips (typically Sundays, & weather permitting) with pre-expedition remote planning and team-building sessions.

Silence Out Loud  Poetry, grades 6-12. Mondays 5 pm-6:30 pm, classes began Monday, March 14th. Led by performance Poet Roya
Marsh, these workshops are a truth-telling experience through the media of spoken word encompassing life, love, self, justice, and the power of happiness and self-actualization.

Regular attendance is required to stay enrolled, and some classes may close enrollment after a few weeks even if the maximum has not been reached, as group projects or program content may have progressed too far.

Covid-19 safety measures: For all in-person sessions, temperatures will be taken upon entry and everyone (staff and participants) must wear a mask, wash & sanitize hands frequently, and remain socially distant. Class materials will be personal and kept separate, and the space will be cleaned and sanitized before and after every session. Masks and hand sanitizer and easy access to restrooms will all be provided, though participants are welcome and encouraged to wear their own reusable masks. Windows will be kept open as long as weather (and heat) permit. **If at any point the number of Covid-19 cases city-wide (or program-wide) requires a tighter lockdown, hybrid and in-person classes will shift to remote. **

Ongoing partnerships that have allowed us to continue offering online classes during this difficult time include Sadie Nash Leadership Project, EDsnaps, and Vibe Theater Experience

Support for our online and in-person programming has also been provided by Bronx Council on the Arts, City Council (Young Women’s Initiative), Washington Square Fund and Poets & Writers

Stay home as much as possible, stay safe, and keep others safe by continuing to wear a mask and practice social distancing!

 If you, your family or someone you know are in need of resources, including food, educational equity advocacy (i.e. help obtaining promised services such as devices or internet), legal assistance, mental health support or if you are experiencing domestic violence, please visit New Settlement’s COVID-19 Update & Resource links page and/or get in touch with Program Coordinator Tasheema Lucas at