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For The Next Generation of Settlement House Leaders
For more information about UNH’s services for members, please contact Snehal Majithia, Deputy Director of Member Services or Ken Walters, Director of Member Services.
Provide for the future of settlement houses by making educational opportunities available and accessible to staff at UNH member agencies. Recognize young leaders in settlement house communities.
UNH makes it possible for staff of member organizations to attend customized professional development programs. In addition,UNH scholarship programs provide tuition assistance to recognize emerging leaders in member agencies. Past and current professtional development partners have included Columbia’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management, CUNY – New York City College of Technology, and CUNY – Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Children’s Aid Society.
Programs and Issues
Since 2005, UNH has partnered with top educational institutions to engage key staff from UNH member agencies in the highest level of management training. This professional development program has been supported by the Altman Foundation, the Clark Foundation and the Barker Welfare Foundation. Learn more »
UNH provides opportunities for facilities staff, such as building superintendents and custodians, to complete courses at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology in such areas as Fire Safety and OSHA Training. Learn more »
Cooking for Healthy Communities, a collaboration between UNH and The Children’s Aid Society, is training cooks from UNH member agencies in nutrition and healthy meal preparation, focusing on cooking with fresh, whole ingredients. Learn more »
The After School Conservation Club (ASCC), a partnership between UNH, The After School Corporation (TASC) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), provides environmental education and activities for children in afterschool programs. Students participate in activities that teach them about the environment and to carry out hands-on neighborhood projects. Learn more »
UNH has supported member agency staff with scholarships for higher education since the early 1990s. Currently, UNH provides tuition assistance for applicants pursing a college degree or certificate. Learn more »
25,000 young people from settlement houses use college access, GED, alternate schools and dropout prevention services each year.
Helping low-income young people prepare for college, understand their options and navigate the many steps associated with applying for college and obtaining necessary financial assistance are among the critical youth development services provided by UNH members. Learn more »
The UNH Award for Achievement in Civic Advocacy has been made possible by a bequest from Julius C. C. Edelstein. Through this award, UNH recognizes staff of UNH member agencies who have demonstrated significant commitment to and accomplishment in the area of civic advocacy and engagement. One thousand dollars ($1,000) is awarded each year. Learn more »
Scholarships for youth leaders from settlement houses have been made possible by The Allan Morrow Foundation since 2007. UNH has awarded a total of 42 graduating high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships over a four-year period. Learn more »
Friday, May 27, 2011
On May 26th, the OPTIONS program at UNH member Goddard Riverside Community Center held the final of two Culmination and Evaluation meetings for the UNH Strengthening Settlement House College Access Programs initiative.
With generous support from the Citi Foundation, staff of five UNH member agencies increased their capacity to provide effective college access services for low-income students through participation in the 60-hour Foundation and Framework for College Access Counseling Course.
Those agencies were CAMBA, The Educational Alliance, Grand Street Settlement, Henry Street Settlement and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House. Participants will continue to build on their skills through peer learning activities facilitated by UNH.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
UNH members BronxWorks, St. Nick's Alliance, and University Settlement have been selected by IBM as project sites for the new Technology Services Partnership pilot. This pilot will focus on leveraging the latest technilogical advances in order to enhance each agency's client services and promote strategic planning and operational efficiency. At UNH's invitation, IBM presented information on the project to Executive Directors of UNH member organizations and asked interested organizations to apply to participate. After receiving many excellent applications, IBM chose BronxWorks, St. Nick's Alliance, and University Settlement based on their high level of interest in the project and their organizational commitment to enhancing human services with new technology. As part of the project, IBM will provide each organization with pro bono consulting services to help them create and implement technological solutions to meet their organizational needs. UNH will work with IBM to share lessons from the pilot project with all UNH members and the field.
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