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For 116 years, Union Settlement Association has worked with and for the struggling community of East Harlem. A community mainstay, they seek to foster leadership and self-sufficiency by assisting their neighbors in building better lives for themselves and their families, and serve more than 13,000 residents each year.
East Side House Settlement
Executive Director: John Sanchez
337 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454
Established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, East Side House Settlement has served residents of the South Bronx since 1963.
Operating from 17 locations, East Side House helps 8,000 individuals improve their lives each year by providing access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty. The continuum of high-performing programs includes early childhood and after-school programs, adult education, computer technology programs, family services, and senior services.
In addition, East Side House has six programs that focus on high school graduation and college preparation: Youth and Adult Education Services for students earning their GED, and five high school programs in partnership with the New York City Department of Education: Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Bronx Haven High School, the Smith Campus Young Adult Borough Center, the High School for Excellence and Innovation, and New Explorers High School.
East Side House believes that education enables all of us to create economic and civic opportunities for ourselves, our family, and our community.