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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

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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