Celebrating Our Blueprint for a better NYC

Last Wednesday at City Stories: Our Blueprint, we gathered with over 200 supporters to celebrate our amazing community and our Honorary Director Alan P. Winters’ more than two decades of service on our Board of Directors.

Accepting the Charles B. Stover Award (from Rosemarie Salazar, who leads our Older Adult programs), Alan reminded us that “Settlement houses have always been a place where individuals and families can come for support, where they can use their power. Today, University Settlement is welcoming immigrants, including asylum seekers, as they make new starts in New York City.”  

In our new video for 2024, College Passport Director Kay Gordon noted that “Our young people are already so powerful – and we’re being intentional about making sure that our community has a voice in our services.” 

Gala attendees also heard from Lauren Bernard, Director of our After-School program at North Star Academy Middle School in Brooklyn, and from program graduate Jamone Small, who will matriculate at Howard University this fall.

“I wanted to speak here tonight because Ms. Lauren and University Settlement After-School have been so important in my life – the way she listened to us and built the program to respond to our interests helped me begin pursuing my dreams,” Jamone said.

We’re thrilled to share that City Stories: Our Blueprint raised almost $950,000, which will be invested right back into University Settlement’s programs.  

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