Among unemployed New York City residents, 58% experienced difficulty affording food throughout 2009.(Food Bank for New York City)

Riverdale Neighborhood House

Bronx

Riverdale Neighborhood House provides a variety of human services and community resources to 5,000 residents in and around the Northwest Bronx. Members range from infants to senior citizens, representing multiple ethnic and income groups. The settlement offers a wide array of programs designed to improve the quality of life of its members.

Literacy

United Neighborhood Houses supports literacy by advocating for family literacy and adult literacy programs.  

Issues and Programs

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Families United for Learning and Literacy was formed by United Neighborhood Houses, its member settlement houses, and partner organizations in 2017 to expand family literacy programming in order to meet the educational and economic needs of New York families.  Learn more »

New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy

Adult literacy levels in New York City rank consistently below the national average, primarily because of the large number of foreign-born residents (47 percent) who speak a language other than English in their homes. Despite the estimated 1.5 million adults in New York City who need literacy-building services, government-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and adult literacy programs can only serve 62,000 individuals at any given time.  Learn more »