Toasting Union Settlement

Virtual Fall Reception

October 20, 2020 at 6:30pm
Join us for a virtually communal evening as we showcase and give thanks to our outstanding staff who have continued to provide services, our dedicated supporters and volunteers, and our program participants who have demonstrated tremendous resilience during the pandemic.

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Always Essential in East Harlem

Our new video series, “Always Essential in East Harlem” looks at how Union Settlement has, and continues, to respond to these challenging times in the neighborhood we have served for over 125 years.

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Reform NYPD Now

Union Settlement, along with over 50 nonprofit organizations, are calling for the immediate implementation of necessary changes to NYPD policies and practices.

The REFORM NYPD NOW agenda focuses on vital reforms that can be adopted immediately. The reforms seek to reduce incidents of police officer misconduct, improve the training of police officers, and enhance accountability for officers involved in misconduct.

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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.

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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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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.