The low-income preschool obesity rate in New York City is 13.4%. (City Data)

Bronx House

Bronx

Bronx House was founded in 1912 as a music school and is now a multi-service, community-based organization serving a variety of populations in the north Bronx. They provide early childhood education, after-school programs, a senior center, day camp, a fitness center, a teen center, and a school for performing arts. Each year, Bronx House serves more than 15,000 people.

Literacy

United Neighborhood Houses supports literacy by advocating for family literacy and adult literacy programs.  

Issues and Programs

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Families United for Learning and Literacy was formed by United Neighborhood Houses, its member settlement houses, and partner organizations in 2017 to expand family literacy programming in order to meet the educational and economic needs of New York families.  Learn more »

New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy

Adult literacy levels in New York City rank consistently below the national average, primarily because of the large number of foreign-born residents (47 percent) who speak a language other than English in their homes. Despite the estimated 1.5 million adults in New York City who need literacy-building services, government-funded English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and adult literacy programs can only serve 62,000 individuals at any given time.  Learn more »