US Battles Inequality With Art

Sep 22, 2016 |

How can the painting and music help some of NYC's most vulnerable communities? University Settlement is featured in an impressive and newly released report by NOCD-NY that discusses how arts and culture programming is prompting New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to take on systemic inequity, engage politically, and explore productive careers.

The report details how NYCHA residents use vital community arts programming to connect with each other and society. Participants learn to think about themselves and their communities in new ways, process trauma, and form social networks that mobilize in the face of inequities and adversity.

We know how the arts transform communities and bring neighbors together to learn and heal – that's why we offer creativity-based programs all over the city at The Performance Project, our Cornerstone Community Centers, early childhood classrooms, and elsewhere.

Learn more about how US is strengthening NYCHA communities with art by reading the report!


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