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

Innovative Program with NYU to Bunk Seniors & Students

Dec 19, 2016 | see full post

University Settlement and New York University are partnering together to launch a brand new program to address both the affordable housing crisis for college students and the rising population of lower-income older adults. continue

US Fights Eviction Injustice

Oct 11, 2016 | see full post

Imagine facing off alone against a team of lawyers trying to evict you from your home in one of the most complicated legal systems in the world. That describes the unfair housing court system that we are battling to correct. continue

NYC Council Awards $25,000 to EXCEL Program

Oct 11, 2016 | see full post

New Yorkers with special needs will have more chances to swim, dance, make friends, and build confidence at University Settlement's Houston Street Center, thanks to New York City Council. continue

University Settlement to NYC Council: Return Rivington House to the Community

Sep 29, 2016 | see full post

Today, we stand with our neighbors and say that the Mayor's response to the Rivington House scandal is not good enough.  We demand that Rivington House be returned to the Lower East Side community with deed restrictions that protect the uses for the most vulnerable of our community. continue

NYC Leader Visits and Learns at University Settlement’s Children's Corner

Sep 28, 2016 | see full post

Council Member Inez Barron (District 42) toured the Brooklyn center on Monday. She praised the impressive amount of parental involvement and the high-quality facility designed for early education. It was part of an effort by the retired veteran teacher to explore early childhood programs in her district and find out what's working. continue

Seniors Burn up the Dance Floor to Celebrate a Vibrant Community Hub

Sep 27, 2016 | see full post

Olga Colon, Maria Merced, and over a hundred seniors feasted, swapped stories, and boogied to "Twist and Shout" as they celebrated University Settlement's Neighborhood Center's 45th Anniversary. US threw the shindig to honor a thriving community for older adults that is more critical now than ever. continue

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