56.6% of 4 year olds in New York are enrolled in state pre-kindergarten, Head Start, or special education programs.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

Manhattan

NMIC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to serve the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. Their mission is to provide resources and support to our community's poorest residents, empowering them to secure economic stability and to be active participants in their community.

Strengthening 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

IBM 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.
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Strengthening Settlements Initiative for Smaller Agencies

UNH member agencies vary greatly in budget size from under $1M to over $70M. To address the unique needs of agencies with distinctly smaller budgets, UNH developed the Strengthening Settlements Initiative.  Learn more »


Peer Support and Information Exchange

UNH works to strengthen the system of settlement houses and community centers by providing support for its member agency workforce, which numbers close to 10,000 employees. As part of this support, UNH organizes meetings of staff with similar jobs from member agencies.
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