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This Pharmacist Had Vaccine Doses to Spare. So He Hit the Road.

  The pharmacist has started doing pop-up vaccination events at senior affordable housing facilities, possibly illuminating a new way to reach vulnerable groups. In a city scrambling to vaccinate people against Covid-19 as quickly as

7 Ways to Support a Free and Fair Election

The Presidential election is just 60 days away. Election Day is November 3rd, and early voting in New York takes place October 24 – November 1, 2020. If you’re like me, you might be getting a little

Another 2020 Disaster: The Census

By Melissa Aase, Ana Aguirre, and Michelle Neugebauer Executive Directors, University Settlement; United Community Centers; Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation Next week, United States Census outreach teams will begin knocking on doors across the five

Breaking OpEd: CEO Weighs in on DACA

The New York Daily News has published a response from our Chief Executive Officer Eric Weingartner on yesterday’s announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be rescinded after

Healing Through Art: The Creative Center on PIX11 News

Ricardo Paredes, who has battled sickle cell anemia his entire life, is one of many patients discovering artmaking through The Creative Center at University Settlement. Check out our feature on PIX 11 about the enormous impact that

ABC7 Talks to our ED about Proposed Cuts to Arts Funding

Few people know that arts funding has been diverted from community-arts programs for over 30 years. The result is that low-income communities and people of color have few opportunities to experience and participate in art

Right to Counsel Passes in NYC

For more than 30 years, University Settlement has paved the way in innovative programming to address housing insecurity and homelessness. In New York City, more than 70% of tenants do not have an attorney to

Court Navigators: Changing Lives & Making Headlines

Our life-changing Court Navigators program – part of our eviction prevention program, Project Home – was just featured on Fox 5 NY. More than 70 percent of low-income tenants in NYC go without lawyers in

Ingersoll Featured in Wall Street Journal

When the New York City Housing Authority and the Department of Youth and Community Development needed the right partner to revive Ingersoll Community Center in Fort Greene, they chose University Settlement. That was six years

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