Misplaced Priorities?

Apr 30, 2013 | see full post | categories: Advocacy

Misplaced priorities? See what long-time supporter, friend and University Settlement Board member Steve Schall thinks about Congress' latest budgetary move, and what it means for our children and families. continue

Spend the weekend with US and the New Museum's IDEAS CITY

Apr 29, 2013 | see full post | categories: Arts , Events

For the second time, University Settlement is excited to collaborate with the New Museum's Biennial IDEAS CITY. For the first festival in 2011, Settlement programs at the Houston Street Center set up creative projects for festival goers, and Performance Project artists delighted audiences with captivating performances. Check out our expanded participation in this year's festival, which explores the Untapped Capital in our City. Why not spend the weekend with US? continue

A personal view on a professional network, or Thank you IFS

Apr 10, 2013 | see full post | categories: Spotlights

I have always been a great fan of the idea of neighborhood centers - from the day I first encountered them. continue

Adult Literacy Student of the Month

Mar 22, 2013 | see full post | categories: Programs , Spotlights

Our Adult Literacy Program is excited to announce the March 2013 Student of the Month: J.C. Ye. Read what his teacher Regina had to say about her motivated student and check out the video interview below! continue

Adult Literacy February Student of the Month

Feb 25, 2013 | see full post | categories: Education , Programs , Spotlights

Get to know Ma May, University Settlement's Adult Literacy Student of the Month. Here's an excerpt from an autobiography she wrote for her class: continue

Adult Literacy Students Make the Call!

Feb 19, 2013 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , Programs

At University Settlement we know that in order to have an effective literacy program, you need to provide more than just English language skills - you must impart the tools needed to build a solid foundation for success. continue

Chinese New Year 101: Year of the Snake

Feb 13, 2013 | see full post | categories: Celebrations

Gōng xǐ fā cái! Happy Chinese New Year! Celebrations started on February 10th and will continue until the 24th. We sat down Literacy Zone Counselor Melody and evening ESOL teacher Qian Hua to get the low down on the holiday customs and what they're doing in the Year of the Snake! continue

Legacy of Light to our Second Century

Jan 30, 2013 | see full post | categories: History

Originally published in 1986, Jeffrey Scheuer's Legacy of Light beautifully described the history of our first 100 years starting locally in the Lower East Side. Today we are excited to offer an updated addition, University Settlement's Second Century, written by our CEO Michael Zisser. This updated version offers insight into the victories and challenges that we have faced both as an organization and a community over the past twenty-five years. Throughout it all, one thing has remained constant: the strength of our supporters and staff. continue

Rebuilding the LES

Jan 14, 2013 | see full post | categories: Programs

In the days, weeks, and months after the storm, University Settlement will continue to support families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We are one of only 18 citywide organizations chosen to be a provider agency for Project HOPE, a Crisis Counseling Program that provides free, confidential support for those still feeling the effects of the storm. Read more about this exciting program! continue

Meet Our New Executive Director!

Jan 10, 2013 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , Spotlights

As of January 1, 2013, University Settlement has operated under a new and expanded executive structure. We are excited to announce that longtime Settlement employee and former Director of Community Development, Melissa Aase, has assumed the responsibility of Executive Director alongside CEO Michael Zisser. This is the first time in our history that the two roles have been held separately. Get to know Melissa and her work at University Settlement through this insightful interview! continue

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