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03/21/17
After the inauguration, I promised to keep you updated on how changes in federal policy will impact our participants. Last week, a bombshell dropped when Congress released its draft of the American...
02/28/17
The Door made the news yesterday after receiving a major grant to build a “Youth Opportunity Hub”, thanks to funding from the Manhattan DA’s Office’s Criminal Justice Investment Initiative.
02/27/17
The Door is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 4 year, $6.49 million grant to build a “Youth Opportunity Hub”, funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s
02/23/17
President Trump thinks transgender rights aren’
02/13/17
Our Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program is a one-of-a-kind partnership that provides craftsmanship and masonry training in a paid internship setting for young people - a skilled career
01/20/17
With the transition to every new administration in Washington, D.C., New Yorkers are always affected by the change in leadership and direction. Our organizations hold a unique place in the civic...
01/09/17
We're currently accepting applications for our Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Program!
12/19/16
A Bronx Youth Center alumna, Shaqueana People, and her extraordinary successes despite overwhelming obstacles were just featured in the New York Times!
11/21/16
The New York Times featured a Door member and participant at our Bronx Youth Center for his determination to pursue a post-secondary education and better career, despite challenges.
11/05/16
NY1 featured Gloria Chacon, an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at The Door, as the New Yorker of the Week. Gloria fled gang violence in Honduras to come to America.
10/07/16
Youth members of the ServiceWorks program at The Door are hosting a coat drive! Cold weather is upon us and there are many people who are in need of coats to keep them warm this season.
10/03/16
The Door's Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is currently seeking fall and winter clothing for men in all sizes. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 12-8 p.m.
09/19/16
Join us for our annual Fall Kickoff - Thursday, October 6, from 3-7 p.m.
08/31/16
“Open up a little door of opportunity and I’ll bust it right open,” said Jeremiah Marquez, a 22-year-old young person with a history of homelessness.
08/01/16
The Legal Services Center and one of their clients, Brayan, was just featured in the New York Times.
07/13/16
The Door had a blast during NYC Pride week (June 19th - 26th) at Pride Prom - where we danced the night away - and at the parade - where our float absolutely rocked NYC Pride.
06/15/16
Get ready to show your pride! The Door is having its annual LGBTQ pride celebrations this month.
06/14/16
The board of directors of University Settlement and The Door today announced the appointment of Eric Weingartner as Chief Executive Officer.
05/31/16
The Door's Legal Services Center has been making headlines in recent weeks in a variety of coverage, including profiles of our young people and advocacy actions at City Hall to advance our work.
04/11/16
As a designated runaway and homeless youth drop-in center, we are in need of clothing donations.
03/04/16
The Door will be hosting its annual Make It Happen 2016 College Day on Thursday, April 7, from 3-5:30 p.m.
02/02/16
February is Black History Month - an annual observance for remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. 
01/21/16
Our SeviceWorks program celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a day of career development and civic engagement here at The Door.
01/04/16
Our Director of Programming, Bailey Huguley, was interviewed on 106.7 Lite FM on January 3!
12/03/15
On Wednesday, December 2, The Door celebrated the completion of our major renovations with a grand reopening and ribbon cutting ceremony!
12/02/15
The Door is nearing completion on a $4 million renovation. To celebrate, we're hosting a grand reopening ceremony tonight - December 2 - with some special guests.
11/03/15
We're thrilled to announce that Our Family Table - a joint gala event benefiting our organization and our partners The Door and Broome Street Academy - was a whopping success.
09/22/15
The Door is back and ready for business now with our renovations complete.
09/21/15
Starting in late September, The Door is expanding the services available at our Adolescent Health Center (AHC) to include eye and vision care.
09/21/15
The Door was recently featured on several news outlets in a piece written by the Associated Press regarding our approach of training all staff in the basics of mental health and wellness.
08/27/15
The Door's Bronx Youth Center is partnering with Per Scholas and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to ensure that y
07/31/15
On July 30, we were honored to host a press conference led by First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, during which she announced a new initiative launched by the Mayor's Fund called Connectio
07/31/15
Mental health and wellness is critically important to ensuring that all New Yorkers are living healthy and positive lives.
07/28/15
The Door was recently featured on a partner foundation's website as we enter our second year of the ServiceWorks program.
07/22/15
Check this page every day for an updated schedule of what's happening this summer! Check out the schedule for Wednesday, July 29 below. 
07/20/15
The Door, in collaboration with partner organization University Settlement, presents We Fall Down, But We Get Up.
07/16/15
The young adults and teens at The Door have dropped their third round of beats for our 2015 album, Life & Sounds, Volume 3.
07/10/15
UPDATED JULY 10, 2015:
06/29/15
Our Managing Director of Mental Health Programs (at both The Door and our partner organization University Settlement), Mary Adams, has only just started her time with us - but she's already making
06/15/15
LGBTQ Pride Month is finally upon us, and we're looking forward to celebrating this special event with our usual style, flair and enthusiasm.
05/18/15
One of our favorite annual events is rapidly approaching - LGBTQ Pride Prom is on June 24, and with only a few weeks to go, we need your support to make this soiree a success!
04/08/15
The New York Daily News recently published an article online about one of our Legal Services Center's attorneys, Gloria Chacon.
04/08/15
The Door, one of New York City’s leading youth development organizations,
04/06/15
"I hope they've seen me grow up - seen me broaden my horizons and learn what I really want." Zaire is just one of our Peer Educators who is celebrating a major milestone. 
04/06/15
Last year, 5,000 young people across the state were turned away from homeless shelters because there weren't enough beds available.
04/06/15
At 19 and 21 years old, Cheyne and Cam never expected that coming to The Door for stable housing and college preparation would take them across the country to Denver, Colorado to participate in a
03/26/15
Our annnual Make it Happen College Fair is coming on April 23, here at The Door.
03/20/15
The Door has received some royally exciting news – the American Friends of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have awarded us with a $50,000 grant!
02/05/15
Join The Door's Talent Search program for a college trip to Lafayette College and Rutgers University (New Brunswick Campus) on Tuesday, March 3!
01/30/15
In this month's News from the Ground Floor, we focus on our Career & Education programs - a robust and growing set of services that help more than 2,500 young people every year find t
01/23/15
Now entering its ninth year at The Door, our This Way Ahead program is making waves.
01/21/15
When Eddie first came to The Door five years ago, he was just looking to obtain his GED.
01/16/15
Our EPOCH Program was recently awarded the Serving Young Adults Award from the NYC Employment and Training Coalition (NYCETC)!
01/09/15
“In the beginning, we really didn’t have our own place. We shared the space with another organization, if you can believe it.
01/09/15
Two of The Door's young people - Shatiera and Elizabeth - were featured in an article on NBCNews.com about youth homelessness and the additional challenges young people face during economic recess
12/09/14
Photo credit: Jane Feldman
10/29/14
"It's just like coming home," Renee McConey remarks with a smile.
10/29/14
More than 1,000 unaccompanied young people have come to our city this year alone, fleeing violence and danger in Central and South America.
10/23/14
We're pleased to announce that Our Family Table - a joint gala event benefiting our organization and our partners University Settlement and Broome Street Academy - was a rousing success.
10/16/14
Our Talent Search program has officially announced its fall college trip!
10/06/14
Join our family of organizations - The Door together with University Settlement and Broome St
09/22/14
If you're a member of The Door, check out our fall academic groups (starting the week of October 6):
09/08/14
The Door is excited to announce its fall kickoff event on Thursday, October 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Come by this deluxe open house to see what we have to offer!
09/05/14
Getting ready for college application time? The Door is here to help!
09/04/14
Did you know that....
09/02/14
The Door's Chief Executive Officer Michael Zisser has been hitting the airwaves recently to discuss his book, "How the Other Sector Survives." On August 28, 2014, our CEO was interviewed on WVOX 1
08/22/14
As the immigration surge continues, children and young adults are more in need than ever before for lawyers trained in this highly specialized field.
08/22/14
Earlier this month, The Door’s Legal Services Center staff accomplished a tremendous feat of representing nearly 20 young people in immigration court in one day.
08/13/14
The Door's Legal Services Center has been featured in numerous media outlets over the past few weeks as we weigh in on the growing humanitarian crisis caused by a tremendous spike in immigration.
08/11/14
Starting this week, join The Door's incredible performers for the summer intensive arts showcases!
07/09/14
The Door's Legal Services Center has been getting a lot of coverage lately, a direct result of the massive surge of unaccompanied minors who are trying to immigrate to the United States.
06/26/14
"The Door is making space for change," says Kira, 20.
06/20/14
Our East 9th Street Supportive Housing Facility is officially open, and has welcomed home dozens of new tenants.
06/10/14
As summer starts rolling in, The Door is gearing up for its special summer programming! Offered daily to members, our summer programs will cover a wide range of activities - there's something for...
04/29/14
Every night, roughly 3,800 young people ages 12-24 are in need of shelter in New York City.
03/28/14
This year's annual college fair, Make It Happen 2014, was a rousing success.
03/13/14
We're happy and we know it!
03/04/14
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 is Immigrant Day of Action in New York.
02/26/14
“I didn’t think I wou
02/26/14
One of the greatest challenges we face with the young adults who come to The Door is helping them find a safe and stable home, especially for those who are currently homeless or aging out of foste
02/21/14
New York's most vulnerable children and families depend on the Family Court system to address some of the most important decisions of their lives. The Door
01/16/14
Plans for The Door's annual college event, Make it Happen 2014: College Day at the Door, are well underway.
09/25/13
Learn all about our Adolescent Health Center in our latest eNewsletter!
09/19/13
At The Door we understand the importance of quality job experience. We're also aware that for many teens there can be innumerable obstacles to finding a job and going to school. Read about our...
06/14/13
On Tuesday, June 11 we held a GED graduation ceremony at The Door for the graduating class of 2013. Enjoy these inspiring remarks from Sam Katz, a young man who got his GED at The Door in 2008.
06/05/13
In this month's News from the Ground Floor we're shining a light on one very special area of work - The Door's Legal Services Center.
05/23/13
On May 21 the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to support a broad overhaul of our nation's immigration policies. Learn about the elements of the bill that are important to the work we do at The Door...
05/13/13
Theatre of the Oppressed NYC presents their second annual Spring to Action Festival at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields. The group currently works with a theater group at The Door which...
04/08/13
The Health Center has been a cornerstone program at The Door since we opened in 1972, serving nearly 8,000 young people last year.
02/28/13
Find our why success starts with GED in our latest eNewsletter!
02/27/13
See what The Door is doing to help the estimated 18,000 young adults in NYC who have partially completed their GED but have not yet passed and need to before 2014.
12/06/12
Read the latest from The Door in "News from the Ground Floor"
10/22/12
Feed the pig at treasure & bond and help youth go to college!
10/11/12
We are excited to announce that Broome Street Academy is featured in the September issue of Gotham Magazine.
08/03/12
Three of our This Way Ahead graduates represented our innovative job-training and internship program with Gap Inc. in Washington D.C. this summer. Below is a blog post from Gap Inc.
07/17/12
On July 16, 2012 The Door hosted a group of nine aldermen and a handful of city officials from New Haven who are looking to build a similar center to The Door in their community.
06/13/12
On the heels of an incredibly successful fundraiser, Broome Street Academy was recently featured in Opening Ceremony's, OC Community Blog!
06/05/12
This week three graduates from our This Way Ahead program traveled to Washington D.C.
05/09/12
We are pleased to announce that The Door's 2011 Annual Report is online!
02/29/12
On February 28, 2012, Boots and Saddle in the West Village, hosted a 12-hour marathon fundraiser with proceeds going to support The Door's Runaway & Homeless Youth services.
01/30/12
Last week Broome Street Academy hosted a very special guest - makeup maven and philanthropist Bobbi Brown!
01/05/12
The Door was recently awarded funding from The Calamus Foundation to support our drop-in space and street outreach program.
12/22/11
On December 12, 2011, Despierta America (Univision) ran a story on The Door's work with Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases (SIJS).
11/28/11
Hermon Joseph, a Door Member, was featured in The New York Times "Neediest Cases" section. Hermon has been a long-time Door member, accessing a wide range of services, including career and education...
10/26/11
Read about Vera Kondratyeva, a Door Member who recently obtained her green card with help from The Door's Legal Department. This year alone, The Door handled 113 cases like Vera's and helped a...
10/26/11
The arts are alive and well at The Door! Val Jeanty, one of our fabulous teaching artists, was recently featured in The Fort Greene Local for her unique perspective on music and culture in...
10/05/11
On Tuesday, September 27th volunteers from the Do Good Bus spent the afternoon overhauling The Door Store.
08/08/11
Mayor Bloomberg announced a plan to invest his own money into a new, $130 million city initiative to help black and Latino men get ahead. A large portion of the initiative is aimed at helping young...
05/11/11
NYNP May 11, 2011  Lots of Winners in Lady Gaga/Robin Donation Contest  As we reported yesterday, SCO Family of Services was the top vote getter in the recent $1 million donation contest...
05/11/11
HUFFPOST.COM May 10, 2011  Greatest Person of The Day: Russell Morse Goes from Reality Star to Outreach Coordinator  Growing up in San Francisco, California, Russell Morse was a troubled...
05/09/11
A very special thank you from The Door for all of your support during the Lady Gaga / Robin Hood contest!  Results will be officially announced tonight at the Robin Hood benefit!
04/28/11
DAILY NEWS, Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Lady Gaga is teaming up with the Robin Hood Foundation for contest that could net charity $1 million.
03/21/11
WNYC Sex Ed in the City: A Look at Schools' Curriculum   Sex education for New York City teens takes many forms and occurs in many settings--all in an effort to reduce the risk of...
02/23/11
Broome Street Academy Charter High School is now accepting applications for its first freshman class! 
12/08/10
TIME.COM  For Abused Undocumented Kids, A Legal Lifeline  Aicha arrived in the U.S. in 2005 with a fake passport, a small bag containing all of her possessions and an enormous amount of...
11/09/10
Broome Street Academy Charter High School Board Meeting Announcement
10/04/10
The Door's annual Fall Kickoff event is taking place on Thursday, October 7 from 4-7PM.  It's free and open to all!
10/01/10
NEW YORK NONPROFIT PRESS October 2010: University Settlement, The Birth of an American Movement (featuring a sidebar on The Door!)
09/21/10
NEW YORK TIMES, September 18 Immigration Agency's Tactic Spurs Alarm    In his short life, Ousmane Coulibaly, a 19-year-old high school senior in Manhattan, has seen plenty of adversity....
09/16/10
Broome Street Academy Charter High School will open here at The Door in August 2011.
07/20/10
CITY LIMITS MAGAZINE  No Entry: Why is teen unemployment so high?
06/16/10
DAILY NEWS In less than two weeks, some 50,000 city high school seniors will graduate.  Few of them will have overcome as many obstacles as Orayne Williams.
06/01/10
FOX NEWS, May 24: Deadline Looms for N.Y. to Get School Grants; Charter Schools Remain Point of Debate.  Time is running out for New York to apply for $700 million in federal grants to bolster...
05/17/10
The Door's Director of Education Services, Jeremy Kaplan, recently spoke with the New York City Charter School Center to discuss plans for a new charter school that would be affiliated with The Door...
04/07/10
NEW YORK NONPROFIT PRESS - Julie L. Shapiro has been named the new Executive Director at The Door, a leading New York City youth development agency... 
03/24/10
Congratulations to Hannington Dia and Amber Harrison, two Door members who applied for and received a $500 grant from the Usher Foundation to start a new program here at The Door.
03/24/10
The Door’s ESOL Instructional Coordinator, Hsiao-Wei Yang, has been selected as one of three New York Times honorees for ESOL Teacher of the Year.  Hsiao-Wei received this prestigious...
03/08/10
CITYLIMITS.ORG - Groups providing education and training for high school dropouts say the city's new rules for spending millions in Workforce Investment dollars won't achieve the best outcomes....
01/28/10
NEW YORK POST Dozens of charter schools backed by New York's most respected community groups are now unlikely to open their doors to the kids who desperately need them -- thanks to this week's...
01/06/10
We are excited to announce the brand new Door.org!  Many thanks to Inside Out Design for providing pro bono support to design and create this website.  Be sure to check out