Happy One Year Anniversary to CEO, Dr. Darlene Williams!

As we embark on our Journey to 130, and celebrate 130 years of serving East Harlem, we are happy to have a leader who is relentlessly committed to our mission and our community.


Community Interfaith Night of Prayer

We kick off our year-long 130th anniversary celebration with an evening of unity in corporate prayer for the community on June 13th in our El Sitio Feliz Community Garden at 237 East 104th street. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the service starts an evening of unity in corporate prayer promptly at 6:00 PM. We hope to see you there!


Introduction to Union Settlement and President and CEO Dr. Darlene Williams

At our Comedy for a Cause spring gala, we previewed our latest video highlighting why Union Settlement was founded, what is a settlement house, and what is unique about Dr. Williams’s style of leadership.


A Night Where Fun Meets Impact

An incredible crowd joined us at Edison Ballroom in NYC for a night filled with laughter and entertainment, while supporting our critical work in East Harlem. Hosted by Kendis Gibson from PIX11, the night featured honorees Ponce Bank and Comedy in Harlem as well as performances by Tommy Davidson, Chuck Nice, Vanessa Graddick, and DJ Wiz.

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New Family Enrichment Center in El Barrio

Spectrum Noticias 1 shares the story of The East Side S.O.U.L. (Safe Oasis United by Love) Family Enrichment Center, who recently opened its doors in East Harlem. The FEC offers free resources for the community, including doula classes for mothers-to-be to help them feel more at ease during their pregnancy.


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NYC and Macy’s Closely monitor air quality ahead of Fourth of July Weekend

NYC and Macy’s continue to monitor the air quality for the 4th of July due to the recent wildfires in Canada. Union Settlement’s Buy Local East Harlem team shares that East Harlem Nights was  postponed two weeks ago due to poor air quality and health concerns for the community.

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Dawn Zappetti elected Chair of Union Settlement Board of Directors

We are excited to announce that longtime board member and supporter of the East Harlem community, Dawn Zappetti, has been elected as the new Chair of the Board of Directors at Union Settlement. 


PIX11 News team volunteers in East Harlem

Last week, Union Settlement was pleased to welcome the PIX 11 team at El Sitio Feliz Community Garden to volunteer with our older adults for their annual Founder’s Day.

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East Harlem Nights

East Harlem Nights continues this week! Join us for this exciting event showcasing the vibrant culture and delicious cuisine of our neighborhood this Friday, June 30 at El Sitio Feliz Community Garden at 237 E 104th Street.


Meet Dr. Darlene Williams, Chief Executive Officer

Union Settlement is pleased to introduce our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Darlene Williams. Dr. Williams has spent her career serving and uplifting underrepresented New York City communities and brings over two decades of nonprofit executive leadership experience to Union Settlement. We look forward to building a stronger organization and support system to better serve East Harlem.

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East Harlem Couple Helping NYCHA Community Thrive

Award-winning journalist Monica Morales of PIX11 visited our Corsi center and shared the beautiful story of Nancy and Pedro and their commitment to our community.

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Women's History Month

The Covert Health Crisis affecting our Community

Stacie Woodland of our Mental Health Dept. studied how food insecurity and early childhood trauma are leading factors of underdiagnosed eating disorders among underserved communities, and calls for mental health professionals to rethink their approach to public health and address the issues at the root of the cause.

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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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