Going the Extra Mile for Early Childhood Services

Sep 24, 2015 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

The following blog was modified from a speech given at the New York State Joint Senate Standing Committees on Social Services and Children and Families on September 17, 2015. The speech was given by Associate Executive Director Nina Piros on the challenges facing social service providers and the need for reform that keeps the success of the whole family in mind: continue

The Creation of an Unlikely Ensemble

Jul 21, 2015 | see full post | categories: Arts

Roots and Branches Theater is the resident intergenerational theater company with The Performance Project. Throughout the year, they create original new works of theater with actors ages 18-80 and tour these productions to community and senior centers all over the city. continue

Curiosity, Courage and Change: A Q&A with André Zachery and LaMont Hamilton

Jul 7, 2015 | see full post

With their politically inspiring and visually arresting show DAPLINE! about to open, we pulled aside two of our artists-in-residence for a game of five questions. Get to know André Zachery and LaMont Hamilton, and be sure to check out their show DAPLINE!, running July 30-August 1. You can also check out our official release about this incredible show on our News page! continue

Project Home Tenant Leaders: The Power of ME in WE

Jul 1, 2015 | see full post | categories: Programs

Back in October, we announced the winners of our Second Annual Isaac C. Kwock Award. This unique award honors a former staff member who contributed a great deal to both University Settlement and The Door over the course of 11 years. It presents an opportunity to honor Isaac's memory and keep advancing his important work through supporting projects at both agencies that work to bring about social justice in the many, many forms that it can take. continue

Primed for Progress: Meet Mary Adams

Jun 22, 2015 | see full post | categories: Spotlights

Mary has more than a decade of social work experience under her belt - experience with young adults, children, families and whole communities alike. With her breadth of knowledge, it's no wonder she was a perfect fit for a very unique position with US, serving as the Managing Director for Mental Health and Wellness for both University Settlement and our partner organization, The Door. continue

Displaying Art, Improving Lives

Jun 18, 2015 | see full post | categories: Arts

In a time when funding for the arts is a struggle, Gallery System Art Displays has launched an award to improve the art display capabilities of programs which provide exceptional support for the arts in their communities. One of the recipients of the 2013 Gallery System ArtsUp Award was The Creative Center at University Settlement, a New York City organization focused on the use of the arts in healthcare, especially for patients with cancer and other chronic illnesses. It provides artist-in-residence programming for hospitals and other care facilities, holds exhibitions of work made by patients and survivors of illness, and operates a large national training program to educate members of the healthcare community on creating effective art programs. continue

Accounting for Justice

Feb 27, 2015 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

In the wake of the tragic, violent death of a 20-year-old University Settlement program participant, neighbor and friend, everything we do simultaneously comes to a full stop, and flows forward with intentional force. continue

The Worldwide IFS Community Mourns and Mobilizes

Jan 12, 2015 | see full post

University Settlement is currently the headquarters for the International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS). Following is a statement that was sent from Executive Director, Melissa Aase, to all IFS members in the wake of terrorist attacks in France. continue

Welcoming Lisa Clair Back to US

Nov 18, 2014 | see full post | categories: Arts , Spotlights

The search is over – we're excited to welcome Lisa Clair as the new Associate Curator and Coordinator for The Performance Project. Lisa is a New York-based performer, playwright, curator and teaching artist. She has collaborated and performed with various companies, including The Theater de la Jeune Lune and Ten Thousand Things Theater in Minneapolis, as well as Banana Bag and Bodice, Nelly Tinder, Dan Fishback, and Immediate Medium in NYC. continue

Becoming a Community Beacon

Sep 22, 2014 | see full post | categories: Education

Raseem's journey began, in his opinion, more than 12 years ago when he started coming to our Beacon After-School Program. Based out of East Side Community High School, Beacon prides itself on fostering leadership skills and community-oriented dedication for children in elementary, middle and high school. People like Raseem demonstrate that one little spark can light a blaze of passion to last a lifetime. continue

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