Since 1895, Union Settlement has provided East Harlem residents with the vital education, wellness and community-building programs and services they need to thrive.


We serve 15,000 residents each year at over thirty-five East Harlem locations through a variety of programs, including Early Childhood Education, Youth Development and Opportunity, College Readiness, Adult Education, Work Readiness, Comprehensive Mental and Emotional Healthcare, Small Business Development, and Aging, Health, and Wellness Services.


237 East 104th Street
New York, NY 10029

(212) 828-6000

Read our Programs at a Glance Fact Sheet here.

Family Child Care Network (Home-Based Childcare)

  • Early care and education services to families with children six weeks to three years of age
  • Supporting our affiliated childcare providers with services such as coaching, professional development, and curriculum resources

Family Child Care Networks are critical to stabilizing individual family child care programs around the country and offering parents of young children safe and healthy child care options as they reenter the workforce post-COVID-19.

Family Child Care Networks is a vital component of parent choice in the child care market, providing learning environments in residential settings to small groups of children.

Early Childhood Education (Center-Based Childcare)

  • 750 children served each year
  • Seven child care/Head Start centers
  • Family Child Care Network
  • Vision, hearing, and dental screening
  • Family and child development
  • Pediatric asthma initiative

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Youth Development & Opportunity

  • 3,000 youth served each year
  • Afterschool and summer programs for elementary, middle and high school students
  • Intergenerational tutoring in six public elementary schools
  • Arts and academic afterschool programs in four middle schools
  • Employment and educational achievement program for high school students
  • College readiness program
  • Pre-High School Equivalency and workforce development
  • Youth Opportunity Hub

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Adult Education

  • 565 students served each year
  • Basic education classes
  • English for speakers of other languages
  • High School Equivalency preparation classes in English and Spanish
  • Writing through reading program (with the 92nd Street Y)
  • Digital literacy classes

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Aging, Health & Wellness Services (Older Adult Services)

  • 2,000 seniors served each year
  • Five senior centers
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Naturally Occurring Retirement Community
  • Senior volunteer program
  • Health and fitness activities
  • Computer and Arts classes

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Comprehensive Mental & Emotional Healthcare (Mental Health Services)

  • 1,300 children & adults served each year
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Clinics at three Early Childhood Education sites
  • Counselors located in public schools

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East Harlem Community Partnership

Funded through ACS’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, Community Partnerships are neighborhood coalitions that serve as local hubs for social service providers, community leaders, and residents to share local resources and information, address community needs, design and promote strategies to reduce the potential need for child welfare involvement and support communities to thrive.


Funded through ACS’s Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships, the Family Enrichment Center (FEC) works with families and local leaders to identify community strengths and develop programs (called “offerings”) that promote one or more of seven family protective factors. All offerings are designed to promote one or more of seven family protective factors- resilience, relationships, knowledge, support, communication, economic mobility, and community.

We offer collaborative offerings that build community and personal connections, help members achieve their goals, that create a safe space, and provide additional support where it’s needed.

Economic Development

  • 750 small businesses & entrepreneurs served each year
  • Computer Classes
  • Economic Development Resources

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