Five Questions with Normandy Sherwood

Feb 22, 2016 | see full post | categories: Arts

Normandy Sherwood is one of The Performance Project's 2015-2016 Artists-in-Residence. She is performing her new play Gentleman's Choice, which is about a pair of prickly, impossible nerds who inhabit a large house in a Jane Eyre-ish country of moors, secrets and dog races. Gentleman's Choice is set to open in historic Speyer Hall February 25-27.

We sat down with Normandy in order to gain some insight into her artistic process during her residency with US. continue

On the Front Lines: Fighting for Salary Parity

Jan 28, 2016 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , Education

The following blog by Karen G. Cohen, Senior Program Director for Early Learn Sites, focuses on our fight at the front lines of an issue affecting some of the city's most critical people – our educators. continue

Five Questions with Artist-in-Residence Sydnie L. Mosley

Nov 5, 2015 | see full post | categories: Arts

Artist-in-Residence, Sydnie L. Mosley premieres her latest work Body Business on November 12th , 13th and 14th at The Performance Project. We sat down with her in order to gain deeper insight into her process, inspirations and company model. continue

Community Life is a Dance Worth Doing: Baby Loves Disco is for US

Oct 15, 2015 | see full post | categories: Arts

When I blurted "I get it! This isn't just something for the kids, Baby Loves Disco is for US!" - DJ Mikey Palms and MC Mister Marc laughed, high fived each other and instantaneously transported me to our middle school days in Brooklyn. Even though I was considerably taller than both of them back then, they were never short on the charm needed to egg me on and pump me up for fun times. continue

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

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