Bringing Solutions to Challenges in East Harlem


Union Settlement Association is an on-the-ground resource for East Harlem residents of all ages and a strong advocate for the needs of underserved communities. Since opening our doors in 1895, Union Settlement has brought education, wellness, and community-building programs to the people of East Harlem—a neighborhood rich in culture and diversity that also is one of the lowest-income communities in New York City. By helping our neighbors realize their goals, we build the vitality and success of East Harlem.

Our offerings—from youth and adult education, to Meals-on-Wheels, mental health services and programs for seniors–span more than a dozen locations across our neighborhood. They are designed to touch every member of a family and support the needs of every generation and culture in our neighborhood.