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Celebrating the real Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  By Melissa Aase, CEO of University Settlement Every January, a version of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who bears little resemblance to the actual civil rights leader shows up on social media, just in

University Settlement’s new video: A Place to Grow

Everyone should have a place to grow – a safe community where we can build good lives. University Settlement builds stronger communities in partnership with 40,000 New Yorkers on the Lower East Side and in

The gift of a clear view

By Melissa Aase, CEO of University Settlement This year I found words for something that has long bothered me: “toxic positivity,” the knee-jerk reaction to put on a smile and just move on, to say

Our global movement issues a declaration on social justice

Alongside more than 11,000 peer organizations, University Settlement is a member of the International Federation of Settlements and Neighbourhood Centres (IFS). Last month, University Settlement staffers attended the 2021 IFS Conference: Social Justice – The Unfinished

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