The ‘age wave’ begins in 2011 – every 8 seconds someone in the United States will turn 65. (Ford Foundation)

 

Bronx House

Bronx

Bronx House was founded in 1912 as a music school and is now a multi-service, community-based organization serving a variety of populations in the north Bronx. They provide early childhood education, after-school programs, a senior center, day camp, a fitness center, a teen center, and a school for performing arts. Each year, Bronx House serves more than 15,000 people.

Advancing Settlement Houses

UNH works to build the capacity of the UNH membership and manage strong, resilient organizations. Plan for and evaluate service delivery to assure that the settlement house model thrives into the next generation and beyond.

To build the capacity of UNH members, UNH works with Executive Directors, Board leadership, and staff at all levels to provide a wide variety of technical assistance, peer support and program enhancement opportunities as well as professional development for settlement house staff. Through these activities, UNH helps address issues such as financial management, resource development, communications, human resources and technology.

Programs and Issues

Facilities Staff Professional Development Initiative

UNH provides opportunities for facilities staff, such as building superintendents and custodians, to complete courses at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology in such areas as Fire Safety and OSHA Training.  Learn more »

Emergency Preparedness

Preparing in advance is the only way to be ready in case of an emergency or natural disaster. As New York City saw with Hurricane Sandy, neighborhoods rely on their community organizations and settlement houses, especially in the event of emergency. The resources here, created and gathered through a partnership between United Neighborhood Houses and Citi Foundation, can help organizations prepare so they can serve their community year round, no matter what the year brings.
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SafetyNet Project

The SafetyNet Project helps Settlement Houses better compile data including progress and outcomes of their work with program participants. That information is required for reporting to funders as well as the government.  Learn more »