Team Spotlight

Meet Dr. Richard Reeves

Meet Dr. Richard Reeves, a pillar of East Harlem who has dedicated himself to our community and empowered our youth for over four decades. Dr. Rich began his journey at Union Settlement 41 years ago, inspired to save his generation after the loss of one of his close friends.

About Dr. Rich Careers
In the News

Youth Services TV Spotlight

In case you missed it – Catch the full overview on all our youth empowerment programs and how they can serve you; College Readiness, workforce development & paid internships, prevention & intervention programs, weekend/evening programs, the arts, athletics, and more.

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Community Connections Newsletter

From open enrollments for our popular programs to new job opportunities, our revitalized Community Connections Newsletter will keep you updated with everything you want to know from us.

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In the News

NYC Mayor unveils Early Childhood Education Plan

Mayor Eric Adams visits Carver Early Childhood Education Center to unveil his plan to provide quality early childhood education to New York City families.

Full Press Conference
In the News

Committed to Investing in our Workforce

Union Settlement affirms commitment to the workforce with a historic 5.4% wage increase, following CEO Jennifer Geiling’s public appeal in a New York Daily News op-ed calling for New York City to provide fair and equitable wages to the social service workforce.

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Join the Union Settlement Team

Looking for summer employment? Our team is hiring! Join our team of professionals to help bring opportunities to East Harlem residents. Immediate interviews are happening for Classroom Aides, Group Leaders, Activity Specialists and more.


The High Cost of Underpaying Social Service Workers

CEO Jennifer Geiling and NY Foundling CEO Melanie Hartzog address the importance of just pay for social services workers and call for New York City Council to invest in increasing wages for the social services workforce.

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Youth Services

College Readiness Program

Registration is now open. Our comprehensive college readiness program helps high school students prepare to enroll in college with one-on-one mentoring, college application assistance, career coaching, and much more.

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Annual Report

Annual Report

We are pleased to share our FY 21 Annual Report which details how we have continued to provide services throughout the pandemic to the 10,000 East Harlem residents we serve each year.



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Play, Learn, Grow

Early Childhood Education Centers

Enrollment is now open for children 2 – 5 years old at one of our six Early Childhood Education Centers in East Harlem.

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Business Development

New Video Series

Check out our new video series Making Your Business Accessible. The four-part series shows how one restaurant ensures all guests can have an enjoyable dining experience.

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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.