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Henry Street Settlement’s successful commitment to the Lower East Side is further realized through affiliations with membership agencies the United Neighborhood Houses and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies.

United Neighborhood Houses (UNH)
UNH is an organization that provides strong leadership in advocating for the political and financial support of New York City’s settlement houses. Through UNH, Henry Street has joined in settlement house collaborations that have attracted funding for arts, youth and homeless services. UNH played a key role in preventing cutbacks to the 2001 Summer Youth Employment Program, and has worked extensively to bring childcare resources to settlement house participants. Henry Street’s Abrons Arts Center has played a leading role in UNH efforts to strengthen arts programming in settlements throughout the city.

Federation Of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)
The FPWA is an umbrella organization of more than 260 member agencies serving 1.5 million disadvantaged people in the New York metropolitan area. The Federation helps its members upgrade and expand their services through management and technical assistance, education and training programs, volunteer recruitment, the awarding of grants, and group purchasing. It also develops and implements public policy initiatives at the national, state and local levels.

United Parcel Service (UPS)
Every year, the Community Internship Program (CIP) brings upper-level UPS managers to New York, where they are immersed in the urban environment of the Lower East Side — one of the most economically and ethnically diverse communities in the country. The goal is to create a greater sensitivity to the social effects of poverty. During their internships, the managers work in one of the agency’s programs. The relationships built with CIP interns have a profound effect on clients; the training and mentoring they receive builds confidence, as well as practical skills for attaining and retaining employment. Read more »

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (formerly known as United Neighborhood Centers of America) is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families. The Alliance works for transformational change by representing and supporting its network of hundreds of nonprofit human-serving organizations across North America as they translate knowledge into best practices that improve their communities.

Human Services Council (HSC)
Since 1991, HSC (which represents thousands of not-for-profit organizations in New York) has brought together a diverse network of human services organizations to discuss ideas and take collective action on issues and concerns that impact the entire sector. Through advocacy, information, collaboration and technical assistance, member organizations and their leaders are supported by the whole human services community in addressing their concerns of public policy, economic trends and regulatory environment.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world with 150,000 members, and works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. Members include accomplished practitioners, educators, researcher and policy makers.

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