University Settlement and more than 40 community partners present a summer festival: ROAR: Rejoice! Organize! Activate! Reclaim!

    ROAR: Rejoice! Organize! Activate! Reclaim!, a festival hosted by University Settlement, will take place every weekend May – August 2022 on New York City’s Lower East Side and in Chinatown. This summer, ROAR will: Energize public spaces including Sara D. Roosevelt (SDR) Park Celebrate the people and cultures of Chinatown and the LES …

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University Settlement will host a May 2 press conference for ROAR: Rejoice! Organize! Activate! Reclaim!, a summer festival event series

ROAR: Rejoice! Organize! Activate! Reclaim!, a festival hosted by University Settlement, will take place every weekend May – August 2022 on New York City’s Lower East Side and in Chinatown. University Settlement and its partners invite interested media to attend a press conference kicking off the initiative, taking place on May 2, 2022 at 10 …

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University Settlement will honor Cathy Park Hong and its Frontline Staff at 2022 Gala, City Stories: The Power of US

University Settlement is pleased to announce that it will honor Cathy Park Hong, New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist; and its frontline staff, for their unwavering commitment before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic, at its annual gala, City Stories: The Power of US, taking place virtually on April 7, 2022. Cathy …

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University Settlement will expand engagement with PS/MS 34 as its Community Schools partner

The New York City Department of Education has selected University Settlement as the Community Schools partner for New York City Public School/Middle School 34, the social justice human services agency announced today. “The Community Schools model, which engages and supports students by engaging and supporting each family in the educational community and the neighborhood as …

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University Settlement appoints Debbie Madden to its Board of Directors

Debbie Madden (Founder and Chairwoman, Stride Consulting) has been elected to University Settlement’s Board of Directors, the nation’s first settlement house announced today. Born on the Lower East Side, Madden is an award-winning serial technology entrepreneur, CEO, founder, and advisor with a 25-year track record of scaling profitable technology startups. She is the author of …

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Leaders create leaders – Keya Michel reflects on the power of mentorship

(Keya Michel and her mentor Elissa Ramos)  By Keya Michel, Senior Program Director, Mental Health Services  When I joined the Case Management program in 2002, Elissa Ramos had already been with University Settlement for a while. Working as case managers at the same level of seniority, as well as officemates, we quickly established a friendly …

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NBC reports on self-defense classes for AAPI communities

May Wong practices the self-defense techniques she’s learning every Tuesday at 11 am at 189 Allen Street on the Lower East Side. Our instructors Kip (in the protective equipment) and Sammy are helping seniors learn the skills they need to protect themselves from rising violence against #AAPI communities, thanks to support from the Alicia and …

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University Settlement awarded $148,500 by the New York State Council on the Arts

University Settlement announced today a grant totaling $148,500 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector. Following New York State’s $105 million in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021. NYSCA funding will be used …

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