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City Officials Explore Campos Plaza

Aug 19, 2016 | see full post

Two top New York City leaders paid a visit this August to the Cornerstone Community Center at Campos Plaza, a comprehensive community center in the East Village that serves thousands of residents and offers vital programming. continue

Ingersoll Featured in Wall Street Journal

Aug 1, 2016 | see full post

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 ago, and today it's a cornerstone center serving thousands each year. Shawn Doyle was one of the neighbors who showed up six years ago to play basketball, and he's become an invaluable leader and staff member. continue

Michael Zisser's Roast & Toast

Jul 18, 2016 | see full post

June 30 marked our CEO Michael Zisser's final day after 28 years as head of University Settlement and then The Door. continue

Executive Director Melissa Aase’s Response to Mayor de Blasio’s July 8th ‘Deed Restriction Process, $16 Million for the Lower East Side

Jul 15, 2016 | see full post

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Lower East Side Community Comes Together to Save Rivington House

Jun 28, 2016 | see full post

Yesterday over 100 Lower East Side residents and advocates, and their elected officials, came together to raise their voices and be heard as they demand that Rivington House be restored to the community as a care facility. continue

Announcing our New CEO - Eric Weingartner

Jun 14, 2016 | see full post

The board of directors of University Settlement and The Door today announced the appointment of Eric Weingartner as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment builds upon the organizations' 130-year foundation of social change impact in New York City. A leader in the non-profit, policy and philanthropic sectors, Mr. Weingartner has over 20 years of experience driving solutions-oriented work on poverty, social justice, education, and workforce development.  continue

University Settlement Wins Esteemed Arts Grant

May 12, 2016 | see full post

University Settlement is excited to announce that we are a six-time recipient of the esteemed National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant! continue

Houston Street Center in the WSJ

Apr 13, 2016 | see full post

HSC was in the news this week, as Ralph Gardner Jr. wrote about the history of University Settlement and how it has adapted to changes in the populations that it serves and in the makeup of the Lower East Side in particular. Several active members of the center are discussed.   continue

ED Speaks out on Gentrification in the LES

Apr 8, 2016 | see full post

Executive Director Melissa Aase spoke at an advocacy rally earlier this week at 45 Rivington Street - the sight of a nursing home for HIV/AIDS patients that was recently sold to developers who plan to build luxury condos. The building had been protected by a deed restriction that sought to maintain a public resource in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. With the recent shift in deed restrictions, though, the building will be changing hands to a high-cost housing property - something University Settlement is now fighting to stop. continue

Artists-in-Residence in the News

Apr 6, 2016 | see full post

Two of the Performance Project's Artists-in-Residence made local headlines with their curated show with us, Tragedy in Spades. Katherine Brook & Liza Birkenmeier / TELE-VIOLET were featured in the Brooklyn Rail and in Culturebot earlier this week for their work, which you still have a chance to see on April 8 and 9 - get your tickets now! continue

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