One in three adults with limited English proficiency lives below 100% of the federal poverty guideline, and nearly two in three live below 200% of the poverty line. (Center for Labor Market Studies, 2009)
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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UNH strives to help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce.
UNH advocates for critical educational and enrichment opportunities that help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce. We do this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.
Programs and Issues
The Junior Board successfully raised over $6,000 in October to support
the 2014 Care Package Program. The funds raised were used to expand the
Care Package program by reaching even more college students, and send
115 care packages! Learn more »
Through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), New York businesses
and nonprofits provide jobs for thousands of teens each year,
occupations like serving as a camp counselor or working in a
professional office, retail job or as a museum docent. Learn more »
In New York City, an estimated 170,000 to 200,000 young adults between
the ages of ages 16 and 24 are neither in school nor in the workforce.
To address the critical issue of this growing population of
"disconnected" youth, UNH is collaborating in
an important advocacy effort entitled the Campaign for Tomorrow's
Workforce. 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 »