Intergenerational Community Arts Council names Najee Omar First Artist-in-Residence

Mar 9, 2018 | see full post | categories: Arts

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

Resources for Immigrants

Apr 3, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

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

A Message from Our CEO: The Extreme Perils Facing the Most Vulnerable

Mar 21, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

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

A Statement on Trans Rights from our Executive Director

Feb 23, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

President Trump thinks transgender rights aren't a federal matter. We disagree. continue

A message from our Chief Executive Officer

Jan 20, 2017 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

Together, we must lead.

With the transition to every new administration in Washington, D.C., New Yorkers are always affected by the change in leadership and direction. Our organizations hold a unique place in the civic life of our city – we have never sat back and left leadership to others. We know we must pay careful attention to changes that may come and be prepared to raise our voice and take action to ensure that those with the fewest resources and the mightiest struggles are not left behind. continue

Study: Model Adopted by US Pre-K Classes Leads to Better Mental Health

Nov 22, 2016 | see full post

An innovative approach that we use in University Settlement PreK classrooms makes a major difference in promoting mental well-being in young children. continue

NYN Media Insights Podcast Features CEO Eric Weingartner

Nov 14, 2016 | see full post

New York Nonprofit Media interviewed our CEO Eric Weingartner, who in who in June of this year left the Robin Hood Foundation to become CEO of University Settlement and The Door.  continue

US Battles Inequality With Art

Sep 22, 2016 | see full post

How can the painting and music help some of NYC's most vulnerable communities? University Settlement is featured in an impressive and newly released report by NOCD-NY that discusses how arts and culture programming is prompting New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to take on systemic inequity, engage politically, and explore productive careers. continue

How a Single Visit to University Settlement Inspired an Artist’s Life

Sep 22, 2016 | see full post

Lilli Miller's life changed when she visited University Settlement for the first time. It was 1928, and she was 6 years old. continue

A Letter to Our Community

Jul 8, 2016 | see full post

We cannot be silent or isolated in the midst of the horrific events in our world, country and our own communities in the last few weeks. While it is hard to find the exact "right" thing to say, I think it is better to take risks with vulnerability, honesty and openness, and to hear each other with compassion. There is so much common ground to build upon. continue

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