Beacon Soccer Pitch in the News

Jul 2, 2015 | see full post

A few weeks after opening a mini-soccer pitch at the high school that hosts our Beacon after-school program, local press outlet The Villager shared the scoop! Check out the article online, or read the full text below: continue

Kids 'coming apart at the seams': Mary Adams in the News

Jun 29, 2015 | see full post

Our Managing Director of Mental Health Programs (at both University Settlement and our partner organization The Door), Mary Adams, has only just started her tenure with US - but she's already making waves. Mary was recently interviewed by New York Nonprofit Media about the extensive issue of mentally ill, homeless youth in New York City. Read the full text below, or check it out online! continue

The Business of Affordable Housing: An Op-Ed from CEO Michael Zisser

Jun 29, 2015 | see full post

The urban-planning world has perpetuated a myth that has distorted public policy, reduced ¬≠affordable-housing production and damaged the sustainability of what were once middle-class communities. continue

Kicking Off a New Beacon Soccer Pitch

Jun 11, 2015 | see full post

After three months of work, the new soccer pitch for our Beacon Program (based at East Side Community High School) was opened with great flair and fanfare on June 10, 2015. The pitch represents a culmination of more than six years of work from East Side's Principal Mark Federman and our Director of After-School Programs in Manhattan, Monique Flores. continue

Breaking News: Summer Camp Funding Restored!

May 29, 2015 | see full post

Mere hours after University Settlement's after-school kids, staff and parents rallied at City Hall, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City Council announced that they would restore funding for free middle-school summer camp that had previously been cut from the budget.  continue

What's Fresh in Brooklyn?

May 12, 2015 | see full post

Get what?? continue

Live from City Hall - Seniors fight for their rights

Apr 27, 2015 | see full post

More than 20 older adults from our Houston Street Center's HEART Program and from our Neighborhood Center were at a rally downtown at City Hall this morning with New York City Council Member Margaret Chin. Council Member Chin is leading the rally to call upon Mayor Bill de Blasio and her fellow council members to establish greater funding for senior service programs. continue

Interlude for a Senior Center

Apr 8, 2015 | see full post

Music is a powerful connector. Most people remember the music playing when they saw their first love or the lullaby they sang to their firstborn.

Performance Project Curator Making News On Stage

Mar 31, 2015 | see full post

Lisa Clair, our very own Performance Project Associate Curator/Coordinator and former artist-in-residence, is making headlines on the stage for her latest work. Though she's quite busy with US getting our new artists-in-residence shows on the calendar, she's spent her free time creating and performing What's YOUR Problem? A Deep Space Lounge Act. Performed at Cloud City in Brooklyn through April 4, the show tells two simultaneous stories - one about the process of Clair's medical diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and one about aliens invading the body of a fictional lounge singer. continue

Breaking Ground on a New Soccer Pitch

Mar 19, 2015 | see full post

For more than six years, the students in our Beacon Program at East Side Community High have been excelling in soccer and other after-school sports. We're four-time champions and our team numbers have skyrocketed from 10 the first year to nearly 50 today. As our team grew, our need for a proper practice field did, too. That's why we're thrilled to announce the groundbreaking for a new soccer pitch on the Lower East Side this week! continue

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