About University Settlement

University Settlement forges partnerships between neighbors on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn, engaging more than 40,000 New Yorkers in efforts to build stronger communities every year.

Established in 1886 as the first Settlement House in the United States, we bring the values of that movement into the 21st century by:

  • Fighting poverty and systematic inequality with responsive programs
  • Engaging all members of the community from newborns to elders
  • Joyfully nurturing the whole person by addressing basic needs including food, education, culture, learning, and community.

We infuse a commitment to civic engagement, equity, and communal action into each of our programs, which include:

The ROAR Team

Summer Skye – Communications Coordinator, ROAR

Summer Skye


Communications Coordinator, ROAR

Julian Morales – Partnership Coordinator, ROAR

Julian Morales


Partnership Coordinator, ROAR

Qiuhui (Chloe) He – Community Coordinator, ROAR

Qiuhui (Chloe) He


Community Coordinator, ROAR

Ivan Farjado – Program Coordinator, ROAR

Ivan Farjado


Program Coordinator, ROAR

Dave Hughes – Director of Communications and Marketing, University Settlement

Dave Hughes


Director of Communications and Marketing, University Settlement

Lauren Burke – Project Director, ROAR

Lauren Burke


Project Director, ROAR

Creative Direction by Omnivore

OMNIVORE, INC. is a Brooklyn-, Portland-, and Los Angeles-based design studio founded in 2002. Our projects result from a unique and collaborative approach, holding to the belief that dialogue enables authenticity in the work that is produced.

Web Design by Doublespace

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