Among employed New York City residents, 37% experienced difficulty affording food throughout 2009. (Food Bank for New York City)

Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc.

Brooklyn

The Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Inc. (Shorefront Y), founded in 1949, has a long history of providing a range of social, recreational, educational and cultural programming for individuals and families in the most southern tier of Brooklyn.

Strengthening Settlement Houses

UNH works to build the capacity of the UNH membership and manage strong, resilient organizations. Plan for and evaluate service delivery to assure that the settlement house model thrives into the next generation and beyond.

To build the capacity of UNH members, UNH works with Executive Directors, Board leadership, and staff at all levels to provide a wide variety of technical assistance, peer support and program enhancement opportunities as well as professional development for settlement house staff. Through these activities, UNH helps address issues such as financial management, resource development, communications, human resources and technology.

How UNH helps:


Reports

Advancing Literacy Through the ArtsSupporting Parent Engagement

Advancing Literacy Through the Arts (2009) Advancing Literacy Through the Arts (2009) (302 KB) 02-Dec-2009


Supporting Parent Engagement: Lessons from Settlement House Programs (2009) Supporting Parent Engagement: Lessons from Settlement House Programs (2009) (646 KB) 02-Dec-2009





Programs and Issues



Membership Standards/Becoming a Member

UNH is one of the few membership organizations in the NYC human services sector to have standards for new and continued membership. Teams of UNH Board members, member Executive Directors and UNH staff conduct regular assessments against these standards.  Learn more »

IBM SafetyNet Project

The SafetyNet Project helps Settlement Houses better compile data including progress and outcomes of their work with program participants. That information is required for reporting to funders as well as the government.
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Strengthening Settlements Initiative for Smaller Agencies

UNH member agencies vary greatly in budget size from under $1M to over $70M. To address the unique needs of agencies with distinctly smaller budgets, UNH developed the Strengthening Settlements Initiative.  Learn more »


Peer Support and Information Exchange

UNH works to strengthen the system of settlement houses and community centers by providing support for its member agency workforce, which numbers close to 10,000 employees. As part of this support, UNH organizes meetings of staff with similar jobs from member agencies.
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Financial Mangement Services

UNH works in partnership with colleague organizations including the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), Financial Management Associates (FMA) and Community Resource Exchange (CRE) to help UNH members with strategic decision-making and financial management and to make resources available to pay for this assistance. Learn more »