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Beacon Students Participate in Lowline Designers Workshop

Feb 13, 2014 | see full post

Our Beacon students participated in the Lowline's Young Designers Program at the Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side. The Lowline exhibit reveals what may become of the abandoned Williamsburg Trolley Terminal - located on the Lower East Side - once it is equipped with parabolic solar dishes and fiber optic cables, which will be used to transport solar radiation from the surface to the park to enable subterranean photosynthesis. The Young Designers Program showcased the student's 3-D models, as well as photos and audio interviews documenting the process. continue

Going the Distance with Nike and the Beacon Program

Feb 5, 2014 | see full post

Our Beacon Program young adults are going the distance with Nike at their sides. At the end of January, Nike had a field activity in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl. US Beacon participants were invited to come to Nike's Hall of Innovation at Moynihan Station, located at 33rd Street between 8th & 9th Avenue. The Hall of Innovation is inspired by athletes and made to unleash speed. Participants went to see the curated space, go through an obstacle course and run a 40-yard dash. continue

Energizing the East Village: Introducing Monique Flores and Sairalyn Ansano

Jan 31, 2014 | see full post | categories: Celebrations , Spotlights

Monique Flores and Sairalyn Ansano are, to say the least, excited to see their new site blossom this year. Cornerstone Community Center at Campos Plaza, located in the Stuyvesant neighborhood on 13th Street, is still in its early phases but is already building friends in the neighborhood. continue

Remembering Pete Seeger

Jan 28, 2014 | see full post

Everyone associated with University Settlement's camp in Beacon, New York remembers with love and deep emotional memories the visits Pete Seeger made several times every summer to sing to the children and staff. I will never forget, back in the 60s when I was a counselor at the camp, Pete showing up at what we called "Council," telling stories, engaging the children, inspiring the staff, connecting us all to the glory and struggles that characterized our country and called for our commitment to social justice. continue

A word from US for the new mayor

Nov 7, 2013 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , History

On the heels of New York City's mayoral election, Chief Executive Officer Michael H. Zisser offers insight into some of the new mayor's most important decisions... continue

Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

Nov 3, 2013 | see full post

Hard to believe it's been over a year since Hurricane Sandy struck New York City leaving tens of thousands stranded, alone and in the dark for days. We look back on the year that followed and all we've done and will continue to do to ensure that our community bounces back better than ever. continue

Meet Eva Wong: Director of US's Project Hope

Oct 22, 2013 | see full post

Eva Wong was wowed by New Yorkers' resilience from her earliest days here--when she first arrived for a job interview in 2003 and saw the city pitched into darkness during the Northeast blackout. Today she leads US's highly respected team of Project HOPE crisis counselors helping individuals and families affected by Hurricane Sandy. continue

A word from US on Essex Crossing

Oct 17, 2013 | see full post

A word from US on the Seward Park Redevelopment Project ("Essex Crossing") continue

Get fit and stay fit with US

Sep 3, 2013 | see full post | categories: Programs

If summer is about one thing, it's about getting in tip-top shape. Healthy living is something everyone can relate and aspire to, but in today's economy it's not something everyone can afford. Read on to see how we're joining with EmblemHealth to provide affordable healthy alternatives for families in the neighborhood. continue

An Afternoon at Eldridge Street with our Board President, Steve Schall

Aug 30, 2013 | see full post

University Settlement Board President Steve Schall has been hanging around 184 Eldridge Street for most of his life. Read about the familiar and new experiences he had during a recent afternoon visit. continue

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