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

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

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

Celebrate with US!

Dec 31, 2012 | see full post | categories: Celebrations

The holiday season brought communities together at our homes in the Lower East Side and Brooklyn. Check out this round-up of program celebrations: continue

Street Co-Naming Round-Up

Feb 2, 2012 | see full post | categories: Celebrations

University Settlement hosted a festive street co-naming celebration on Friday, January 20, 2012. Guests included State Senator Daniel Squadron, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 3 Representatives as well as program participants, staff and many of our Lower East Side neighbors. The morning started off outside with the street sign unveiling and a traditional Lion Dance by White Crane Dance Company. The lions led guests inside for additional performances and refreshments with participants from our Early Childhood Center. In case you missed the celebration, see below for a few articles, images and videos from the morning. continue

Thanksgiving Round-Up

Dec 1, 2011 | see full post | categories: Celebrations

There's so much to be thankful for at University Settlement, and last week was no exception! With celebrations taking place in sites from Manhattan to Brooklyn, University Settlement staff, volunteers and program participants shared in the giving spirit and enjoyed a healthy dose of holiday food. If you couldn't make it to all our celebrations – fear not! We've rounded up the best of Thanksgiving at University Settlement this year, so check it out, and share your holiday stories with US. continue

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