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Bronx House Joins UNH

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), the membership organization of settlement houses in New York City, is thrilled to welcome Bronx House as a new member. At their June meeting, the UNH Board of Directors voted to welcome Bronx House as an Associate Member, making them the 38th settlement house in the nearly century-old organization.

Settlement houses serve more than a 750,000 New Yorkers annually by offering services directly related to the needs in their communities. They provide early childhood education, after-school programs, college readiness, job skills training, English classes, housing and immigration legal support, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation facilities, home health care, meals-on-wheels, senior centers, arts and fitness programs, and much more.

Bronx House was founded in 1911 and serves an average of 20,000 area residents each year in programs ranging from after-school, summer camp, music classes, senior programming, fitness classes, and more. They exemplify the settlement house model with innovative and unique programming, including a movement class for people with Parkinson’s Disease and resources for children with special needs.

Membership in UNH will connect Bronx House with the 37 other settlement houses in New York City. They will have access to peer workgroups to share best practices, capacity building programs that focus on program development, scholarships and trainings for staff members, and will join the unified voice of settlement house advocacy. Associate Members enjoy the benefits of membership without voting privileges and have two years to apply for full membership.

“Bronx House is a clear example of an organization rooted in the settlement house model and we are so glad to welcome them to the UNH family. We are looking forward to supporting their organization and community as well as bringing their expertise to our other members,” said Susan Stamler, Executive Director of United Neighborhood Houses.

“Bronx House is proud to join the exemplary settlement houses and community centers in New York City that are part of UNH. We are thrilled to be working with one of the finest membership organizations in New York City and look forward too many years of collaborative efforts on behalf of all of New York City's great communities.,” said Howard Martin, Chief Executive Officer at Bronx House.

By supporting Bronx House, UNH is supporting the community they serve. We are proud to have them as a new associate member.

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