US Hosts Press Conference on Avonte's Law

Jul 25, 2014 | see full post

On Friday, July 25, University Settlement was fortunate enough to host several high-profile guests at our Houston Street Center for a press conference on Avonte's Law and new techniques to assist families who have children with autism. continue

Summer Lovin' at the Cornerstones

Jul 18, 2014 | see full post

We've got big news for a big summer - are you ready to know what summer with US means? continue

"Here to Change the World," with the Huffington Post

Jun 11, 2014 | see full post

University Settlement and its partner organization, The Door, were featured recently in the Huffington Post following our event Making Space for Downtown Dreams. continue

Project Home Staff in the News

Mar 26, 2014 | see full post

Jennifer Vallone, director of Project Home, was recently featured in the news about eviction prevention and pending legislation in NYC that would prevent landlords from harassing senior tenants. City Councilmember Margaret Chin is sponsoring a bill that increases the fine for tenant harassment, which includes refusal to make necessary repairs, threat of force or threat of shutting off essential services. Jennifer Vallone was asked to weigh in on how eviction harassment impacts the residents of the Lower East Side.  continue

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


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

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