New Settlement Apartments is proud to receive more than $500,000 in new and restored discretionary funding from the New York City Council (including new grants for our Young Women’s Leadership Initiative and YouthBuild)! New Settlement Apartments is especially grateful to City Council Members Cabrera and Gibson, the Bronx Delegation, and our advocacy partners for their help securing this critical funding for programs in our community.
New Settlement Apartments formally launches its first cycle of the YouthBuild program, with 15 young men and women ages 16-24 starting our nine-month training program in the building trades industry.
New Settlement Apartments has received a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant from the New York State Department of Education that will enable us to expand our after-school programs, creating 140 new slots at four program sites, and launching our first after school teen program for students in CSMP 327 at the New Settlement Community Campus.
This 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
Madeline Rosario, Program Director of New Settlement Apartments’ After School Program at PS 294/311, has been honored with the 2017 PASESetter Award, granted to exceptional program leaders by the Partnership for After School Education.
New Settlement Jack Doyle was honored by the New York Times as the “Mayor of Renewal” in their article The Real Mayors of New York.
“Part of our role is to serve as a catalyst for change and transformation,” Mr. Doyle explained.
He also brokered a collaborative agreement with the city to build a community center on the former site of a live-poultry business, a tire-repair business, a parking lot and a rubble-strewed lot. The building, which opened last year, includes two public schools that will eventually grow to cover prekindergarten to 12th grade; a special education unit; a swimming pool; a dance studio; an educational green roof; and other features. Its modern, colorful, light-soaked aesthetic inverts the dreary conventions of public school design.