University Settlement stands in opposition of the proposed changes to the 'Public Charge' rule. The federal administration's proposed expansion of the 'Public Charge' rule to include Medicaid, SNAP, and/or housing assistance programs threatens ALL immigrants and ALL New Yorkers by placing more vulnerable children and families at-risk. continue
The Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy and the resulting family separations are reprehensible. Our decades of work with families and in mental health make us particularly familiar with the damaging, multifaceted effects of the trauma being inflicted on innocent lives. continue
During the New York State budget battle, once again funding for adult literacy was on the chopping block. Our staff went to Albany, along with many other adult literacy programs, to fight for increased funding in the next fiscal year. Politico helped raise awareness among state legislators, and the end result was that funding for next year not only wasn't cut, it was increased by $500,000.
As Michael Hunter, our Adult Literacy Program Director, pointed out in the article, there are over 3.5 million of our fellow New Yorkers who don't have a high school diploma, English-language proficiency or both. Adult literacy education is their ticket to higher education and a living-wage job.
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University Settlement Society of New York is requesting proposals from qualified contractors for the removal, replacement and upgrade of its heating system. Click continue for full details: continue
On January 9, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ordered a halt to the federal government's termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. 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
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