New York, NY, April 27, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Henry Street Settlement has been selected to participate in Partners in Preservation, a program from American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help educate New Yorkers about the importance of historic sites.
Through Partners in Preservation, Henry Street Settlement has the opportunity to receive a grant for historic restoration based on a popular vote by the members of the New York community.
Henry Street is just one of 40 other sites competing for the 2012 Partners in Preservation grant. Henry Street aims to restore its buildings and make them green should they win the grant.
Henry Street is encouraging all New Yorkers to get involved by voting daily for Henry Street Settlement online. People can vote on Facebook.com/PartnersinPreservation, Facebook.com/HenryStreetSettlement, or on www.PartnersInPreservation.com
Founded in 1893 by social work and public health pioneer Lillian Wald and based on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of social service and arts programs to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. Distinguished by a profound connection to its neighbors, a willingness to address new problems with swift and innovative solutions, and a strong record of accomplishment, Henry Street challenges the effects of urban poverty by helping families achieve better lives for themselves and their children.
Henry Street serves all ages through its Abrons Arts Center/Visual and Performing Arts, Youth Services, Transitional & Supportive Housing, Job Training & Placement, Primary & Behavioral Health,Senior Services and Home Care/Housekeeping divisions.