“Union Settlement has helped build a foundation for my children that I’m thankful for.” 



“We have lots of opportunities to do wonderful things like exercise, crafts, massage, dancing and all the social programs.”



“I learned that I am a role model for my son, I want him to grow up with a positive life.”



Join us for a celebration of Union Settlement’s 121st year on April 26, 2017 at Guastavino’s.

Fatou is one of 10,000 participants Union Settlement helped last year though its life-changing programs.  Read more about how we helped Fatou’s family – and see how you can empower others to live a better life in East Harlem.


Over the past 50 years Union Settlement has helped more than 20,000 young people to gain admission to college.  The vast majority of them are the first in their families to do so.




Did you know 208 corporate and community volunteers contributed almost 3,000 hours of service to our programs last year?




Did you know that Union Settlement is the tenth largest child care provider in New York City, serving 720 children each year?




We provide over 10,000 residents of East Harlem with vital education, wellness and community building services and programs each year.




Did you know 700 community members have taken advantage of our Business Development Center that offers free technology training and business education classes in English and Spanish?

Each year, 600 people accessed the free English, computer skills, citizenship and High School Equivalency Exam classes offered by our Adult Education Program.