In 2009, over half of the country’s elderly population were concentrated in just 11 states. (City Hall News)

Sunnyside Community Services

Queens

Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) serves more than 9,000 children, youth, adults, and seniors in Western Queens each year. Their mission is to enrich the lives of residents by providing caring, quality services to meet their social, health, educational, and recreational needs and thereby strengthen this multicultural community.

Supporting Children and Youth

We provide children with opportunities for quality education and healthy lives and provide their parents with the support that allows them to work and sustain their families.

UNH works to expand the availability of quality, affordable child care, Pre-Kindergarten, Head Start, after school and summer enrichment programs in which parents are actively engaged. We do this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.

Issues and Programs

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)

Families United for Learning and Literacy was formed by United Neighborhood Houses, its member settlement houses, and partner organizations in 2017 to expand family literacy programming in order to meet the educational and economic needs of New York families.  Learn more »

Campaign for Summer Jobs

Through the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), New York businesses and nonprofits provide jobs for thousands of teens each year, occupations like serving as a camp counselor or working in a professional office, retail job or as a museum docent.  Learn more »

The GradBag Campaign

The Junior Board raises money each year for the GradBag program. The program sends care packages to college students to encourage them to stay in school.  Learn more »

Scholarships for College-Bound Youth

Scholarships for youth leaders from settlement houses have been made possible since 2007. Currently funded by Viacom, UNH has awarded a total of 42 graduating high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships over a four-year period.  Learn more »

Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative

The Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is designed to promote the healthy social emotional development of young children in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.  Learn more »

Harbor Camp

UNH has been partnering with the Waterfront Alliance for Harbor Camp since 2008. Harbor Camp provides a meaningful water-based summer camp experience to hundreds of children in the New York – New Jersey metropolitan area.  Learn more »


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