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A Statement on Trans Rights from our Executive Director

Feb 23, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

President Trump thinks transgender rights aren't a federal matter. We disagree. continue

A message from our Chief Executive Officer

Jan 20, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

Together, we must lead.

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 life of our city – we have never sat back and left leadership to others. We know we must pay careful attention to changes that may come and be prepared to raise our voice and take action to ensure that those with the fewest resources and the mightiest struggles are not left behind. continue

Study: Model Adopted by US Pre-K Classes Leads to Better Mental Health

Nov 22, 2016 | see full post

An innovative approach that we use in University Settlement PreK classrooms makes a major difference in promoting mental well-being in young children. continue

NYN Media Insights Podcast Features CEO Eric Weingartner

Nov 14, 2016 | see full post

New York Nonprofit Media interviewed our CEO Eric Weingartner, who in who in June of this year left the Robin Hood Foundation to become CEO of University Settlement and The Door.  continue

US Battles Inequality With Art

Sep 22, 2016 | see full post

How can the painting and music help some of NYC's most vulnerable communities? University Settlement is featured in an impressive and newly released report by NOCD-NY that discusses how arts and culture programming is prompting New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to take on systemic inequity, engage politically, and explore productive careers. continue

How a Single Visit to University Settlement Inspired an Artist’s Life

Sep 22, 2016 | see full post

Lilli Miller's life changed when she visited University Settlement for the first time. It was 1928, and she was 6 years old. continue

A Letter to Our Community

Jul 8, 2016 | see full post

We cannot be silent or isolated in the midst of the horrific events in our world, country and our own communities in the last few weeks. While it is hard to find the exact "right" thing to say, I think it is better to take risks with vulnerability, honesty and openness, and to hear each other with compassion. There is so much common ground to build upon. continue

The Houston Street Center: A Testament to 47 years of Advocacy and Organizing

Jun 7, 2016 | see full post

Picket signs, marches, and acoustic guitars. What do 60s-era protests have to do with the Houston Street Center? continue

Five Questions with Eric F. Avery

May 13, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Our final Artist-in-Residence of the 2015-2016 season is Eric F. Avery. His interactive site-specific work, The (Fabled) Life and (Imaginary) Death of Eric F. Avery is set to be staged May 19–21 at University Settlement's Atlantic Terminal Community Center in Brooklyn. continue

Five Questions with Chris Tyler

Apr 22, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Artist-in-Residence Chris Tyler is about to open his latest work R*NT (Or: What You Own: Another Dirge for a City Remembered) just in time for the 20th anniversary of Rent, Jonathan Larson's Tony and Pulitzer-winning opus.   continue

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