Current / During COVID-19

 Since March 14th our physical program spaces have been closed, and our staff working remotely to stay connected to participants, provide programming online, and support the community and young women we serve. All of our online programming is taking place on Zoom.

Here is what we have up and running “after-school” at the moment (note end dates where listed):

TUESDAYS   Sadie Nash 5-6:30pm  (ends May 14th, blog to be posted soon!)
TUESDAYS   Next Level Dance* (Jrs/Beginners) 5-6:30pm
WEDNESDAYS   EDsnaps*  (grades 6 and up, STEAM)  7-8:15pm
THURSDAYS   Silence Out Loud*  (age 12+, open to YA, poetry+video-making; ends June 18th) 4-5:30pm
(Every Other) SATURDAY   Peer Discussion Group* (ages 14+, open to YA)  1:30-3pm
SUNDAYS   Next Level Dance (Seniors/Advanced) 6-8pm

*means the group is open to new folx joining

Contact JOY at to request to be added to any open group, and receive the Zoom link. We are also posting weekly schedules/updates, new resources and sometimes suggested advocacy actions on our facebook page.

Ongoing partnerships that have allowed us to continue offering online meet-ups and classes during this difficult and dangerous time include Sadie Nash Leadership Project, EDsnaps, and En Foco, Inc.

Support for our online programming has also been provided by Bronx Council on the Arts and Poets & Writers

Stay home, stay safe, and keep others safe by continuing to 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 Director Joy Leonard at