The share of youth aged 16-24 employed during the summer month of July in 2010 was 48.9%, the lowest rate for a summer month since 1948. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation


NMIC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 to serve the Washington Heights and Inwood communities. Their mission is to provide resources and support to our community's poorest residents, empowering them to secure economic stability and to be active participants in their community.

Membership Standards / How to Become a Member

UNH is one of the few membership organizations in the NYC human services sector to have standards for new and continued membership. Teams of UNH Board members, member Executive Directors and UNH staff conduct regular assessments against these standards.

The standards were developed by the Executive Directors of member agencies in consultation with the UNH Board of Directors. The membership standards delineate the characteristics of organizations eligible for UNH membership and establish basic criteria for sound governance and management. UNH's new members must meet these criteria and reviews are conducted individually for all members every five years to assure that standards are being met and to identify areas where members may need UNH support.

In addition to assessing first-time and continued membership, the reviews help UNH develop strategies for capacity building activities that respond to members' needs.

Access UNH's Member Standards Instrument here.

For further information on UNH's membership review process, contact Ken Walters, Director of Member Services.

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