Michael Zisser


The Latest Lower East Side

By Michael Zisser

The Latest Lower East Side
University Settlement, the first settlement house in this country, will soon be celebrating its 125th anniversary. Founded in 1886 to serve primarily Jewish immigrants to New York City from Eastern Europe, the Settlement has remained true to its original mission while adapting to the changing Lower East Side. The connection of past and present has enabled University Settlement — as well as similar organizations such as Henry Street Settlement, Grand Street Settlement, Hamilton-Madison House and Educational Alliance — to continue providing essential quality services to a dynamic and vital community.Read More






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