Union Settlement Association
Empowering East Harlem.
Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages, and a passionate advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, we have brought education, wellness and community-building programs to our neighborhood, empowering New Yorkers with opportunities to better their lives. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem.
Please Join us for Toasting Union Settlement
To become a sponsor, purchase tickets or make a donation, please go here.
Register for Adult Education classes this fall!
Registration for the fall semester will be held on Monday, September 8th in the community room at 237 East 104th Street. Classes begin Monday, September 15th.
Classes include basic education in Spanish and English, ESL (English as a Second Language), preparation for taking the TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) high school equivalency exam, and training as a home health aide.
Teen Nights at Union Settlement
Teens and young adults ages 16-24 are invited to Teen Nights, a free evening recreation program offered seven days a week. Activities include basketball, fitness instruction, art classes, and dance workshops.
From now through September 1st, programming is held in the Union Settlement gym at 237 East 104th Street on Monday through Friday from 6-11pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 3-11pm.
Union Settlement Updates and News
USCRP 50th Anniversary Celebration
On June 7 more than one hundred alumni, staff and friends celebrated the 50th anniversary of our College Readiness Program. You can see photos from the event and learn about the Alumni Network. Also Mayor Bill De Blasio issued a Proclamation declaring June 7th Union Settlement College Readiness Day!
Our 22nd Annual Ethnic Festival filled 104th Street with happy faces! See our photos on Facebook here.
The 2014 Solutions Benefit
You can now view the photographs from our gala honoring: Shaun Osher, CEO of CORE, Robert F. Quantaince, Retired Partner of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, and partners Morgan Stanley and Bryan Cave. Thank you for joining with us to celebrate Union Settlement Association and the 50th Anniversary of our College Readiness Program.
East Harlem Explosion Update
We were deeply distressed about the building collapses that occurred in East Harlem on March 12. Our thoughts are with the individuals and families who have been affected by the incident.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City has launched a fundraising drive to address the ongoing needs of those affected by the explosion. Case Management services are being coordinated by Safe Horizon, and victims seeking services are encouraged to contact Safe Horizon's 24-hour hotline at 866-689-4357. Union Settlement and LSA Family Service are assisting with community outreach. For more information about our service locations and to contact us, visit this page.
Mayor de Blasio Holds News Conference at Union Settlement to Push for Expansion of Pre-School and Afterschool Programs
Mayor de Blasio, together with labor union leaders, representing more than 1.3 million New Yorkers, held a news conference at our Union Johnson Early Learning Center to announce the unions’ support for Mayor de Blasio’s proposal for free Universal Pre-Kindergarten and free afterschool programs for middle school children.
In his opening remarks, the Mayor highlighted the important role that Union Settlement Association and the settlement house movement play in New York.
“This particular organization has been open since 1895. It’s focused on education, on health and wellness and community building programs for the people of East Harlem ever since, [serving] the people of the community from the youngest to the oldest... that’s why this type of organization is so crucial to our city.”
Union Johnson Early Learning Center, Children's Museum of Manhattan and NYCHA Celebrate Partnership
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Early Childhood Literacy and Health Hub was held at Union Johnson Early Learning Center on December 19. Our partnership with the Children's Museum of Manhattan, NYCHA, and ACS has brought museum quality exhibitions and programs focused on health and literacy to the Johnson Houses, the first such effort in public housing.
Maria Benejan, Administration for Children's Services, John Rhea, New York City Housing Authority, Laurie Tisch, Tisch Illumination Fund, David Nocenti, Union Settlement, and Andrew Ackerman, Children's Museum of Manhattan (from left to right) attended the ceremony.
Public Service Announcement for Union Settlement
A PSA about Union Settlement is airing on the YES Network. Many thanks to YES for producing and broadcasting this message about our work in East Harlem. You can watch the 30 second PSA as well as the 4 minute Voices of Union Settlement.
History of Union Settlement
View Union Settlement: Opportunity, Community, East Harlem, a seven minute video on the work and history of Union Settlement Association.
Union Settlement Association is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
TTY (800) 662-1220 and Voice (800) 421-1220
Union Settlement © 2014 | Web Design by Ironpaper