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Since 1916, we've been inspiring New Yorkers, helping families get strong and stay close, and leading bold charges for change.

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We are strong when we claim power, but strongest when we help each other gain our own. Be your best self by helping others get there, too.

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Before dreams can grow big, they need a place to take root. Our community members know what we need and how to make it happen.

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All it takes is one voice. Whether it's one person speaking up or many people speaking out, it's how we show the world what matters.

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We are not defined by streets or neighborhoods. We are a place where New Yorkers gather, inspire one another, and work together as neighbors to create our strong community where everyone belongs.

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May 9, 2016 / Inspiration, News, Stories From The Settlement / Posted by Elise Hanks

She Made Success Her Business

We couldn’t be more proud of Sylvia M. Montero, our Board President, for being an exemplary model of what our mission is all about. Sylvia continues to invest in the Lower East Side, the community where she grew up as a young Latina who had moved…

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Upcoming Events

St. Brigid School Presents: Legally Blonde, Jr. The Musical

Join our St. Brigid middle school students for their first musical production! Legally Blonde, Jr. The Musical promises to be full of laughs and talent. Ticket sales support future Grand St. Settlement afterschool plays.

Date: June 4, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: St. Brigid School

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Change starts with you. It happens when New Yorkers act together to help our neighbors, creating communities that support everyone’s full potential. Join us for inspiration and opportunities to start making changes both big and small in our communities and our city.

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