Only 3% of the 1.23 million adults in New York City who are minimally proficient in English are enrolled in English-language programs. (Community Service Society and Center for an Urban Future, 2010)

Union Settlement Association

Manhattan

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.

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative


The Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is designed to promote the healthy social emotional development of young children in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy. The collaborative links early childhood professional staff at UNH member agencies most affected by Superstorm Sandy with expert consultants of the New York Center for Child Development. The NYCCD professionals provide training and consultation to staff members.

The leadership and teaching staff of the four UNH member settlement houses are committed to working with UNH and the NYCCD to develop a network of early childhood teaching professionals and agencies that have the capacities, built on evidenced-based training and expert support, to effectively address the mental health needs of young children.

To date, 75 staff members have participated in the program and have learned:

Participating member organizations are:




The program is supported by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


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