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Programs

New Settlement supports all members of the community by providing programs in education, college access, youth development, arts, workforce development and more, as well as a state-of-the-art Community Center that boasts a competition-size swimming pool, dance studio, green roof learning garden, cooking classroom and multipurpose spaces. Learn more about our key programs that are building a better future for our community.

After-School Programs

Built on the principles and best practices for social-emotional learning, New Settlement’s after-school programs serve students through several primary academic and leadership areas, including arts, literacy, STEM, sports, health and more. The curriculums have been developed specifically for the after-school environment, allowing for easy blending of learning formats, cross-disciplinary activities and extended learning opportunities.

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Bronx Helpers

New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers is a community service program that empowers middle school-aged youth to create positive change and strengthen their community. During the school year and summer months, Bronx Helpers work on special community projects in their neighborhood, schools, community centers and surrounding parks, and participate in leadership development and youth development workshops.

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College Access Center (CAC)

The College Access Center provides first-generation Bronx students – from 9th to 12th grade and well into college – with the guidance, resources and support they need to achieve college acceptance, complete their degrees, and succeed in their careers. Through school-based and community-based 1:1 college and financial aid advising, support for students in college, workshops and college trips, the CAC familiarizes students and parents with the advantages of higher education and provides various educational opportunities, both public and private, in New York City.

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Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)

Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA) is a membership-driven tenant organizing project of New Settlement that protects and maintains affordable and safe housing in the Bronx through collective action. CASA advances this mission through running local campaigns to protect affordable housing and prevent displacement, organizing tenant associations, providing monthly tenants’ rights workshops and legal clinics, holding regular community building and leadership development programs, and being actively involved in city and state-wide policy campaigns.

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