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

University Settlement's Houston Street Center: 47 Years in the Making

Aug 29, 2013 | see full post | categories: Celebrations , History

While you can debate the best restaurants, cultural centers and parks in town, there's one great thing about New York City that you can't deny: the diversity of our neighbors. University Settlement has not only been responding to the needs and wants of our neighbors, but also celebrating their diversity since our beginning. One outstanding example of that can be seen in our Houston Street Center, the result of the Cooper Square Committee's Alternate Plan for Cooper Square, a community effort that transformed a once vacant space in the heart of the Lower East Side. So now, as the Lower East Side is on the verge of another new development in the Seward Park Mixed-Use Development Project, we wanted to remember the positive change that comes when communities unite to meet the needs of our vibrant city. Read below for the complete history, excerpted from our 2006 HSC Gala Opening Celebration booklet. continue

EXCEL Success Stories

Jul 30, 2013 | see full post | categories: Spotlights

From low-cost after-school and summer camp options for working families to an osteoporosis awareness and fitness campaign for at-risk seniors, the Houston Street Center has been listening and responding to the needs of our neighbors since we opened in 2006. Most recently that meant launching the EXCEL program for children, teens and young adults with special needs. continue

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