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Keeping it CLASSY with the Creative Center

Mar 12, 2014 | see full post

The Creative Center at University Settlement is in the top of its class - we've been nominated for a 2014 CLASSY Award in Patient and Family Services for our Hospital Artist-in-Residence Program! continue

Setting Our Sights on New Locations in 2014

Jan 30, 2014 | see full post

After a busy period of preparation, we're ready to share some important news - we've opened three new spaces this year! Further expanding into Brooklyn and strengthening our presence in the Lower East Side, we've now brought our total number of sites to 27 with the addition of the Atlantic Terminal Community Center, the Cornerstone Community Center at Campos Plaza and Creative Steps Early Care and Education Center. continue

Executive Director Featured on Lite FM

Jan 21, 2014 | see full post

Our Executive Director, Melissa Aase, took to the airwaves to spread the message about US this past weekend. On Sunday, January 19, Melissa was interviewed on 106.7 Lite FM by Nina del Rio for her show Get Connected. The interview outlines our history, our current work and opportunities to get involved with US. Take a listen nowcontinue

Project Home Providing Free Tax Preparation

Jan 13, 2014 | see full post

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS IS AN OLD UPDATE FROM 2014 and DOES NOT APPLY FOR 2016! continue

Donations to HeART are Thrice as Nice Thanks to Our Donors

Jan 13, 2014 | see full post

University Settlement donors in November and December proved that they were thrice as nice after donating more than $5,000 to work with seniors at the Houston Street Center. An anonymous donor set forth a challenge for the Senior HeART program, offering to match the donations two-to-one if the goal was met. continue

Ingersoll Hosts New Councilmember for Inauguration Celebration

Jan 13, 2014 | see full post

University Settlement had an incredible weekend; hundreds of guests gathered at Ingersoll Community Center to celebrate the first major event of newly-elected councilmember Laurie Cumbo. The event not only served as the platform for Councilwoman Cumbo's inauguration, but as a community-building moment between local politicians and their constituents. Joining Councilwoman Cumbo were a few more Brooklyn natives, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, and NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray. continue

NYC ‘Beefcake’ Taxi Calendar Selling Like Hotcakes!

Jan 1, 2014 | see full post

The 2014 NYC Taxi Driver "Beefcake" Calendar is for sale at a discounted price of $11.99. Thanks to you, thousands of calendars were sold throughout December, and all proceeds benefit University Settlement.    continue

CEO Michael Zisser's "How The Other Sector Survives" Now Available Online!

Oct 18, 2013 | see full post

CEO Michael H. Zisser's new book is now available for sale online! continue

TLD: LES Ready--Strong Sense of Community Got the LES through Sandy

Oct 10, 2013 | see full post

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As part of a new series on The Lo Down sponsored by the Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group, LES Ready!, University Settlement Executive Director Melissa Aase recently authored a post about the correlation between social cohesion and community resilience during a disaster. continue

TLD: Sandy One Year Later

Oct 3, 2013 | see full post

As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, The Lo Down focuses on the residents of Knickerbocker Village, what happened during the storm and how they're faring today. US Executive Director Melissa Aase weighs in on community efforts to get the neighborhood informed and equipped for the next storm that heads our way. continue

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