Union Settlement Unveils New Education Center
New York Nonprofit Media
Union Settlement Association unveiled the newly renovated Education Center in the Washington Houses Community Center, which was carried out with a $50,000 grant and volunteer services from the New York Junior League (NYJL).
The NYJL selected Union Settlement as its Community Impact Partner (CIP) for the 2015 calendar year. Dozens of New York Junior League members have volunteered hundreds of hours during the last two months to refurbish and repaint the large Education Center in the Washington Houses Community Center and install improved lighting and learning tools. The 2,500-square foot Community Center is the hub of Union Settlement’s Youth programs which serve hundreds of both children and youth each day.
The Center is a hive of activity from academics, to arts, to college counseling, to social events and much more. Currently, the Education Center hosts Union Settlement’s high school equivalency classes in the morning, which teach about 40 students each day, and about 120 children in after-school programming, which offers children ages 5 to 12 a fun, stimulating environment where individual growth and development in a group setting is encouraged.