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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

2 Settlement Sites Selected for Capital Grant

Mar 28, 2016 | see full post

On March 18, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced 14 projects that would receive funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to enhance the cultural, recreational, and education opportunities in the region and improve the quality of life for residents in Lower Manhattan. Among the selected projects are renovations to our Houston Street Center and to our Eldridge Street headquarters. continue

After-School Rally in the News

Mar 24, 2016 | see full post

On Wednesday, March 23, many of our after-school program staff and participants turned out for a rally on the steps of City Hall to call on the city to restore funding to summer camp programs this year.  continue

Executive Director on City Watch

Mar 16, 2016 | see full post

Executive Director Melissa E. Aase was featured on WBAI 99.5FM on the show City Watch on March 12. During the interview, she spoke about the roots and origins of our Houston Street Center - now in its tenth year - as one of the original urban community development projects in New York City.  continue

Schools Chancellor Visits Community School

Feb 24, 2016 | see full post

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen FariƱa and Executive Director of Community Schools (in the NYC Department of Education) Chris Caruso paid a visit to East Flatbush Community Research School yesterday, where University Settlement serves as the organizational partner in a community school renewal model. continue

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