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Resources for Immigrants

Sep 8, 2017 | see full post

On September 5, 2017, Trump announced the end of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). If you have DACA and are between the ages of 12-21, please contact our partner organization, The Door, for a free legal consultation. You can also find more resources on DACA as well as free immigration services on this page. continue

Breaking OpEd: CEO Weighs in on DACA

Sep 6, 2017 | see full post

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yesterday's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) would be rescinded after a six month waiting period.  continue

Healing Through Art: The Creative Center on PIX11 News

Aug 28, 2017 | see full post

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 art has on the lives of patients and their families. continue

US Featured on BRIC TV

May 16, 2017 | see full post

Watch our Performance Project and Brooklyn Director discuss University Settlement's rich history and upcoming SHARE! Series, featuring emerging local artists. continue

ABC7 Talks to our ED about Proposed Cuts to Arts Funding

Apr 26, 2017 | see full post

Our executive director, Melissa Aase, explains how potential cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will hurt NYC communities and organizations like University Settlement during an interview on WABC 7 Eyewitness News.  continue

US Expands Behavioral Health Services for LES Children and Families

Mar 2, 2017 | see full post

Our latest grant from the Manhattan DA's Office's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative ("CJII") will support evidence-based counseling for parents, helping them build stronger relationships with their children; it will also support our work with children of all ages in mental health counseling and wellness. continue

US Awarded Grant by Manhattan DA

Feb 27, 2017 | see full post

University Settlement is proud to announce that it has been awarded a 4 year, $1.3 million grant to provide behavioral health services to Lower East Side children and teens, and their families. This grant is funded through the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's Criminal Justice Investment Initiative ("CJII")continue

Right to Counsel Passes in NYC

Feb 15, 2017 | see full post

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 represent them in Housing Court, while more than 99% of landlords do. continue

Court Navigators: Changing Lives & Making Headlines

Jan 27, 2017 | see full post

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 Housing Court, while nearly 99% of landlords have attorneys to represent them.  continue

Groundbreaking Childhood Mental Health Program in the News

Jan 19, 2017 | see full post

University Settlement's groundbreaking partnership with NYU Langone's Center for Early Childhood Health and Development was recently featured in DNAinfo. The partnership, called ParentCorps, is integrated into early childhood centers - including many of ours - to provide parents with strategies to solve behavioral problems at home while simultaneously educating teachers to reinforce those strategies in the classroom.  continue

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