38% of New Yorkers are foreign born. (2000 Cenus)
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, widely recognized as one of New York’s premier nonprofit organizations, is a 117-year-old settlement house that provides an extensive array of effective and integrated human services—social, educational, legal, health, housing, mental health, nutritional and fitness—which significantly improve the lives of 20,000 people in need each year, ages 3 to 103, on the East Side of Manhattan.
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For more information about UNH's policy positions on child care, please contact Gregory Brender, Co-Director of Policy and Advocacy.
We provide children with opportunities for quality education and healthy lives and provide their parents with the support that allows them to work and sustain their families.
UNH works to expand the availability of quality, affordable child care, Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, after school and summer enrichment programs in which parents are actively engaged. We do this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.
Issues and Programs
UNH aims to expand the availability of quality, affordable child care,
Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, after school and summer enrichment
programs in which parents are actively engaged. We do this through
advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our
member agencies for program innovation and enhancement. Learn more »
More than 2,500 children and youth from UNH member agencies have experienced
the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity known as Citi Field Kids. Young
people attend a Mets game, learn about Jackie Robinson’s life, and get
inspired to make college their priority through the personal success
stories from Citi executives, New York Mets VIP’s, and media figures. Learn more »
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. Learn more »
UNH has been partnering with the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA)
for Harbor Camp since 2008. Harbor Camp provides a meaningful
water-based summer camp experience to hundreds of children in the New
York – New Jersey metropolitan area. Learn more »
UNH partners with Family-Linc to provide children from Settlement Houses
with an opportunity to experience world-class arts at Lincoln Center.
This partnership has allowed children to see performances like The King
and I, hear music from the New York Philharmonic, watch dance of various
genres, and more. Learn more »