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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

Summer Fun with US!

Jul 29, 2013 | see full post | categories: Programs

It's a familiar sentiment for campers of all ages, and something we take pride in at University Settlement Summer Camps. We've been in the summer camp business for over a century, and today we operate nearly 10 different Summer Camps for Elementary through High School age children in Manhattan and Brooklyn. continue

New Literacy Review

May 14, 2013 | see full post | categories: Education , Programs

Every year, the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study publishes a collection of writing by adult students in New York City called The Literacy Review. The Gallatin Writing Program Director, Professor June Foley, also teaches an advanced writing course here at University Settlement. continue

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

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