Education

Park Slope North Parent in Gotham Gazette

Mar 28, 2016 | see full post | categories: Education

A parent from our Park Slope North / Helen Owen Carey Child Development Center had a blog featured in the Gotham Gazette, focused on the tremendous diversity we have in all of our programming. Read it on the Gazette's website, or scroll down to check it out below! continue

On the Front Lines: Fighting for Salary Parity

Jan 28, 2016 | see full post | categories: Advocacy , Education

The following blog by Karen G. Cohen, Senior Program Director for Early Learn Sites, focuses on our fight at the front lines of an issue affecting some of the city's most critical people – our educators. continue

Taking Science to the Streets: Building Stronger Communities

Sep 22, 2014 | see full post | categories: Education

Over the summer, I attended the Neighborhood Revitalization Conference in Washington D.C., a gathering that brought together settlement house leaders and agents of change from across the nation. Leaders of academia, philanthropy, policy, advocacy groups and government all came together to focus on the pressing issues of today: poverty, racism, homelessness, unemployment, health and educational disparities. continue

Becoming a Community Beacon

Sep 22, 2014 | see full post | categories: Education

Raseem's journey began, in his opinion, more than 12 years ago when he started coming to our Beacon After-School Program. Based out of East Side Community High School, Beacon prides itself on fostering leadership skills and community-oriented dedication for children in elementary, middle and high school. People like Raseem demonstrate that one little spark can light a blaze of passion to last a lifetime. 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

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 Program October 2012 Student of the Month

Oct 3, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

Every month University Settlement's Adult Literacy Program chooses a student who shows great enthusiasm and effort in their English classes and name them our official Student of the Month.

Our first Student of the Month for the 2012-2013 school year is Lisa Szetocontinue

Ten Years of Writing Class with Professor June Foley

Sep 14, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

Ten years ago, Professor June Foley, Director of NYU's Gallatin Writing Program, started a writing class for University Settlement's Adult Literacy Program. We want to show our appreciation for this wonderful woman who has helped our students overcome their fear of writing and tell their stories to the world... continue

Inspiration from a TED Prize Winner

Sep 11, 2012 | see full post | categories: Arts , Education

Creativity always plays a huge part in our youth programs at University Settlement. Our students get to work with teaching artists throughout the year, using their passion and creativity to address a wide array of social and emotional matters they often deal with throughout the day at school or home. Our staff can get in on the action too, through Play Tank – University Settlement's after-school staff performance ensemble and professional development group.
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Adult Literacy Students in NYU's Literacy Review!

Jul 25, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

Last spring, we told you that three University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students - Lucy Liu, Walter Wan, and Grace Guo - had their writing included in the Literacy Review, which is published by the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.  You can now see a video from a special Literacy Review reading held last May... continue

A Night at The Museum with Our Beacon Program

Jul 3, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education


On June 30, our Beacon families attended a sleepover at the Museum of Natural History. Students and their parents bonded while enjoying activities including an amazing documentary on how stars are born in the Planetarium, a flashlight fossil hunt, bed time stories, a live wolf, plus access to the museum exhibits. The night was a huge success, and we'd like to thank our Beacon staff and families for helping out with this memorable night. And a special thanks to the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development for organizing the evening! Check out a letter from one of our Beacon mothers describing her and her daughter's experience at the museum below: continue

June Adult Literacy Student of the Month

Jun 15, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

Our last Student of the Month for this school year is Benli Wang, also known as Charlie. He's in Class 2C. His teacher Rob said he was a great student, and so he nominated him. Watch a video of him being interviewed by Class 2B... continue

May Adult Literacy Student of the Month

May 17, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

We would like to congratulate our newest student of the month, Qun Qing Ye. Helen has been living in the United States for 6 years and has recently passed her US Citizenship Test. Watch a short video interview with Qun Qing (Helen). continue

Three University Settlement Students Published in the Literacy Review!

May 11, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

Every year, NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study publishes a collection of writing by adult literacy students in New York City. The school also holds writing classes, taught by June Foley, right here at University Settlement every Friday. We're pleased to announce that three University Settlement students have stories included in this year's Literacy Review: Grace Guo, Walter Wan, and Lucy Liu. continue

Adult Literacy Program Student of the Month

Apr 3, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

The Adult Literacy Program has a new Student of the Month, Hui Lan Zhao! Watch her video! continue

Introducing Adult Literacy’s Student of the Month: Khanh Au

Feb 27, 2012 | see full post | categories: Education

University Settlement's Adult Literacy Student of the Month aims to highlight students who have shown dedication to their studies, overcome challenges, and accomplished personal goals. Every month we will be selecting an exemplary student who have helped make the class a positive learning environment and they'll be telling us their story. Read more about our first Student of the Month, Khanh Au. continue

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