In the News

Mayor Adams Signs Significant Childcare Legislation at Union Settlement

Creating greater access and availability for childcare, Mayor Adams signs seven bills to support families, children and economic recovery.

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Team Spotlight

Meet Michelle Cruz

Meet the new director of our revitalized Economic Development Department, Michelle Cruz. Michelle is an East Harlem native with strong background as a small business owner and a great desire to nurture and connect with local businesses to help them succeed.

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In the News

Governor Kathy Hochul defends Domestic Violence Survivors

Governor Kathy Hochul visits Union Settlement to sign new legislative bills to further support and increase protections for survivors of domestic violence

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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

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.

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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Sign up for our email list to be sure you’re receiving communications on what we’re doing to support East Harlem during the pandemic.

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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.