70% of Summer Youth Employment Program participants in New York City stated that they would not have found summer employment without the program. (New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, 2009)

United Community Centers

Brooklyn

United Community Centers (UCC) was founded by residents of local housing projects to organize East New York neighbors to struggle for a better community and higher quality of life. The settlement offers service programs and advocacy campaigns.

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 »