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.
The Union Settlement Board of Directors cordially invites you to The Solutions Benefit, celebrating the work of Union Settlement, highlighting 50 years of College Readiness.
Wednesday April 30, 2014
6:30 Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 Dinner and Program
409 East 59th Street
(between First and York Avenues)
To become a sponsor or to order tickets, please click here.
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. The unions pledged to lobby the New York State Legislature for a dedicated revenue stream to launch these programs.
In his opening remarks, the Mayor highlighted the important role that UnionSettlement Association and the settlement house movement play in New York.
“I want to thank the Executive Director here, David Nocenti, for his excellent work. 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. So here you will find Head Start and Pre-K and you’ll also find Meals on Wheels, you’ll find the whole range and 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 was held at our Union Johnson Early Learning Center on December 19 to celebrate our partnership with the Children's Museum of Manhattan, NYCHA, and ACS. This collaboration 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 (in the photograph from left to right) attended the ribbon-cutting to celebrate the opening of Early Childhood Literacy and Health Hub.
Union Settlement Updates and News
College Readiness Alumni Network
Were you ever part of our College Readiness or Upward Bound programs? The College Readiness Alumni Network now has its own webpage, just in time for the program’s 50th anniversary year! Find out more and get involved here.
Melissa Nieves Receives Award from the Literacy Assistance Center
Melissa Nieves, Director of Adult Education, recieves a Literacy Recognition award from the Literacy Assistance Center. View the video of her acceptance speech and her inspiring story here.
Thanks to the Union Settlement ING NYC Marathon charity team
Thanks to our runners who ran the ING NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 3! See photographs here.
To support our team members Nicole Bestard, William Buford, Helen Cantwell, Karl Dorwart, Shauna Graham, and Miranda Turner, please visit our CrowdRise charity page.
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Our annual Día de los Muertos celebration was held Wednesday, October 30. Community members joined us to create a traditional altar and in decorating sugar candy. In the evening, the celebration began with a traditional meal, and was followed by a program with live music and dance for all to enjoy. Click here to see photographs.
Toasting Union Settlement
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.
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