As a membership organization of 37 settlement houses and community centers in New York City, UNH promotes and strengthens the neighborhood-based, multi-service approach to improving the lives of New Yorkers in need. Our network of non-profit organizations serves over 500,000 residents each year, and we support this work through policy development, advocacy, and capacity-building programs and activities.


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On January 25, 2017, United Neighborhood Houses brought staff, allies, and nearly 300 youth to Albany for the 17th annual ...

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Reflecting on Youth Action Day 2017
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Current Campaigns

Campaign for Children

This year, C4C played a major role in advocating for Mayor de Blasio’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten plan and continues to fight for salary parity among early childhood educators.

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Campaign for Summer Jobs

In 2014, advocacy by the Campaign for Summer Jobs successfully led to Mayor de Blasio including $17.5 million to create 10,000 more jobs for teens.

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Lunch 4 Learning

UNH joined Lunch 4 Learning to advocate for free and healthy meals for all NYC public school students, regardless of income.

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Starting Strong

Released October 2016, this report is a new vision to reform and strengthen early childhood education in New York City. The recommendations are based on the first-hand experience of our 37 member settlement houses.

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