Union Settlement Receives Citi Foundation Grant
Union Settlement is one of the 50 community organizations selected as recipients of a $25 million open request for proposals (RFP) issued by the Citi Foundation earlier in the year.
Union Settlement received $500,000 in unrestricted funding to support our continued work in providing technical assistance to small businesses owned by people of color in East Harlem that have been disproportionately impacted by the unprecedented health, social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Small Business Grant
Council Member Diana Ayala, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Union Settlement’s Business Development Center, and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, are launching a second opportunity for emergency financial aid specifically directed towards East Harlem’s small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.
The second round of the East Harlem Small Business Grant is accepting applications from those businesses who DID NOT apply for the first round.
The application deadline is August 20, 2021.Apply Now
2020 Annual Report
2020 was supposed to be a celebratory year for Union Settlement, as we marked our 125th Anniversary of service here in East Harlem, but obviously the COVID19 pandemic completely changed those plans. Although our plans shifted, we remained committed to our mission of creating opportunities in East Harlem by offering comprehensive programs that help underserved residents improve their skills and build better lives for themselves and their families.Read Annual Report
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, JAN 22, 2021
By Union Settlement Executive Director, David Nocenti and Board Member, Erika Donovan Estades
“Indeed, if we do not take decisive action now, we will end up with herd immunity only in predominantly white communities, while residents of communities of color — like those our two organizations serve here in East Harlem — will continue to be hospitalized and die from COVID-19, for many months thereafter.”Read Op-Ed
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.view videos
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.COVID-19 Program Updates Donate
When $15 an hour isn’t good enough:
It’s time to fight for $17.50
by Union Settlement Executive Director, David Nocenti
Published in the New York Daily News on June 18, 2021
“Simply stated, the $15 an hour minimum wage is not enough to live on in New York City. So with President Biden and Congress mired in a debate over increasing the absurdly-low federal $7.25 minimum wage, and New York State officials considering their work “done” at $15, there was little hope on the horizon for my low-wage employees.“Read Op-Ed
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.Support East Harlem