Meet three of this year's graduates from the College and Readiness class, which is the final 10-month class of our four-year adult literacy program. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do.
"I moved to New York from Chicago, and I'll never go back. I really enjoy my job at University Settlement because it suits me. I'm a nurturer, a social person, and I love helping the community." continue
Antoinette McKenzie, Care Coordinator
The Intergenerational Community Arts Council (ICAC) is a multi-generational team of neighbors and NYCHA residents from Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn who have joined forces to actively shape the artistic and cultural life in their community. Supported by BRIC and University Settlement's Ingersoll Cornerstone Community Center and The Performance Project, the ICAC formed in Summer 2017, and quickly moved ahead with planning its first major initiative: an Open Call for an artist who would work alongside the group on a public art initiative in the neighborhood. continue
Following the recent executive orders on immigration, we have seen a rise in fear and anxiety from our immigrant clients. We have stepped up efforts to provide legal guidance, testified at City Council meetings, and reaffirmed that we are a welcoming and safe space for all. continue
After the inauguration, I promised to keep you updated on how changes in federal policy will impact our participants. Last week, a bombshell dropped when Congress released its draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Also, the administration released its draft budget. Taken together, these two developments in their present forms would have devastating consequences for our clients. continue
President Trump thinks transgender rights aren't a federal matter. We disagree. continue