Low adult literacy can lead to negative health-related consequences, such as poor ability to make informed decisions about health issues, respond to emergency preparedness messages, and understand environmental health risks. (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)

Project Hospitality

Staten Island

Project Hospitality, a private not-for-profit organization based in Staten Island, New York, provides comprehensive services for hungry and homeless and inadequately housed people, especially those who are living with multiple diagnoses such as HIV, substance use, and/or mental illness.

For Youth

UNH strives to help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce.

UNH advocates for critical educational and enrichment opportunities that help young people make positive choices and succeed in school and in the workforce. We do this through advocacy and policy analysis as well as by providing resources to our member agencies for program innovation and enhancement.





Programs and Issues



The GradBag Campaign

The Junior Board successfully raised over $6,000 in October to support the 2014 Care Package Program. The funds raised were used to expand the Care Package program by reaching even more college students, and send 115 care packages!     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 »

Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce: Helping Disconnected Youth

In New York City, an estimated 170,000 to 200,000 young adults between the ages of ages 16 and 24 are neither in school nor in the workforce. To address the critical issue of this growing population of "disconnected" youth, UNH is collaborating in an important advocacy effort entitled the Campaign for Tomorrow's Workforce.  Learn more »

Scholarships for College-Bound Youth

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

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