UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT IN THE NEWS

Free Self-Defense Class Offered to Empower New Yorkers Against Racially-Biased Attacks

The Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation will partner with University Settlement to provide free self-defense classes for their neighbors, many of whom are Asian, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Responding to the rise in unprovoked …

Registration is open for The Creative Center at University Settlement’s 2021 Training Institute

Artists and healthcare administrators are invited to participate in The Creative Center at University Settlement’s 2021 Training Institute, registration for which is now open. Applications must be submitted by September 30, 2021. In the training, …

A mental health crisis for young people in our neighborhoods, and how we’re responding

Our CEO Melissa Aase writes: Last week, we wrapped up summer camp at 14 schools and community centers on the Lower East Side and across Brooklyn.   Camp was often terrifically inspiring this year, and we were thrilled to welcome our …

University Settlement names Rabiya Akhtar as new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

New York, NY – University Settlement has hired Rabiya Akhtar as its new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, the pioneering NYC social justice agency announced today. Reporting to CEO Melissa Aase, Akhtar will lead the …

University Settlement Presents Testimony on New York state Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Xing Hui Zheng, Assistant Director of Houston Street Center at University Settlement, presented testimony to the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Housing, Social Services, and Ways and Means. Read the full testimony below …

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