East Harlem Small Business Grant

Union Settlement, Council Member Diana Ayala, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and the NYC Economic Development Corp. are joining forces to offer a $4,000,000 Grant Program to East Harlem’s small businesses in need of COVID-19 financial assistance.

More info at: unionsettlement.org/smallbizgrant

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Union Settlement Chronicle

Read the Summer 2020 edition of the Union Settlement Chronicle. Learn more about our response to current challenges, including: small business support, food disparity, social justice reform, mental health services, and more.

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COVID-19 Response

Union Settlement is committed to serving the East Harlem community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Although the outbreak is being felt everywhere, East Harlem residents are especially vulnerable to this unprecedented medical and financial crisis. As we have for the past 125 years, Union Settlement is providing vital resources to protect the safety and well-being of the neighborhood.

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Virtual Art Exhibit

This year’s Rising Stars elementary-aged afterschool visual art exhibit is virtual. View the amazing work by our budding artists!

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Statement on Death of George Floyd

Union Settlement condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of George Floyd. The actions taken by the Minneapolis police officers were inexcusable, indefensible, and illegal, and everyone involved must be brought to justice immediately.

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Op-Ed: The Recovery plan we deserve: Get help to the people in deepest need

by Union Settlement Executive Director, David Nocenti
Published in the New York Daily News on May 14, 2020

“At long last, significant media attention is being focused on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on low-income communities of color. Unfortunately, those press reports woefully understate the depth and breadth of the problem. In truth, government was astonishingly slow to recognize and respond to the easily predictable impact of this pandemic on low-income neighborhoods…”

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Business Development: Serving Heroes, Supporting Businesses

Through a new initiative – spearheaded by Union Settlement’s Business Development Center – East Harlem restaurants provided meals to Metropolitan Hospital’s health care workers who are saving lives during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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View our current services and efforts in the East Harlem community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response

Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, your support is vital in helping us continue to empower the underserved families in East Harlem.

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Empowering East Harlem Since 1895

Through vital programs, we equip our East Harlem neighbors to better their lives and achieve their dreams.