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University Settlement

University Settlement introduced the settlement movement in the United States nearly 130 years ago. The model is effectively embodied in the Settlement's home on Eldridge Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

In 2000, University Settlement affiliated with The Door, New York's premier youth development agency. Today both partners derive substantial cost savings from shared administrative functions, and programmatic integration has enhanced each agency's ability to serve its constituents. This bond has fostered a deep understanding and cooperation between the staff and administration of each agency.


      In Memory of Michael Levine
In early 2014, we received a large number of generous donations and raised over $3500 in honor of Michael Levine. The foundation used the funds to help facilitate a music and arts program at The Door. To learn more about this program, please click on the image to the left.

      Creative Arts Programs at The Door
A recent update from The Door highlights the many programs that they offer. Click on the image to the left to learn more.

Press PLAY to watch a short video featuring the talented participants in the Creative Arts programs.

      Sam Katz, A Success Story from The Door
We also highlight a success story which demonstrates why we consider The Door to be such a special place. Please click on the image to the left to read a letter from Sam Katz—a gifted GED graduate of The Door who is now a Fullbright scholar.

The Zwickler and Levine Families

     In 2002, the Zwickler family, longtime supporters of University Settlement, decided to create an annual tradition for one of the Settlement's programs. During each December, University Settlement holds a holiday party for young children who attend their Early Head Start program. Our foundation has provided gifts to the children and has been on hand on several occasions to distribute the holiday cheer.