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December at UNH

Monday, December 10, 2018

As we prepare to enter 2019 and our 100th year as the voice of the settlement house movement, we thank you for your commitment to UNH and reflect on 2018.

This past year has not been an easy one, as we grapple with issues of vanishing and deteriorating affordable housing, fear and confusion among immigrants, and inadequate resources for the nonprofits working so hard to address these issues and more. 


Yet it was also a year where New Yorkers demonstrated their strengths. We showed up to the polls, we advocated in the streets and at City Hall, and worked with our City and State representatives to find solutions to the problems plaguing our City. Our voice matters, and New Yorkers have proven that.  

We also expanded our membership to include two new settlement houses in New York City – Red Hook Initiative, and Korean Community Services – and for the first time in UNH history, two affiliate members outside NYC – Trinity Alliance of the Capital District and Syracuse Northeast Community Centergrowing our network to 42 members who together reach 765,000 New Yorkers. As our network grew, we also expanded our professional development opportunities, starting three new peer learning groups in the areas of civic engagement, neighborhood affordability, and college preparation. 


None of this important work and exciting growth could happen without the committed partnership of our members, funders, and collaborators. We look forward to continued progress together during our exciting centennial year.



Susan Stamler

Executive Director, United Neighborhood Houses

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