Honorees Receive The Clara Lemlich Awards In Harlem

Clara_Lemlich_1910 awardsJoin LaborArts and the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition as we honor five extraordinary women who have been working for the larger good all their lives. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito And Ferreras-Copeland Responds To de Blasio Budget

Melissa and ferrars in east harlem1“The FY 2017 Executive Budget incorporates many of the recommendations and priorities outlined by the Council in our Preliminary Budget Response, including greatly building New York City’s reserves and increasing the City’s capital investments, which will help safeguard our City’s continued financial security.
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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Opens East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)This Sunday, May 1,2016 join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza. Continue Reading →

B.P. Brewer Appoints To Community Boards From Harlem To Houston

gale BrewerManhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced this year’s slate of appointments to Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. The appointments took effect earlier this month and include 81 new members, more than a quarter of the 312 appointments. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s NAN Applauds President Obama’s Efforts To Make Re-Entry Easier

sharptonHarlem-based National Action Network released the following statement applauding President Obama for his latest efforts in making re-entry easier for those who have been recently incarcerated and designating April 24-30, 2016, as National Re-entry Week.

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De Blasio Used ‘Slush Fund’ To Support Harlem And Other Pre-K Programs

mayorb ill de blasio in harlemMayor Bill de Blasio’s office arranged for a nonprofit fund to loan $130 thousand to West Harlem Community Organization, the funds were part of $1.36 million used for three other private pre-kindergarten programs who did not get city contracts. Continue Reading →

Rangel Urges President Obama To Enforce Fair Chance Hiring Policies

charles-rangelCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, joined Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) in urging President Barack Obama to take steps in solidifying fair chance hiring policies in the federal government.  Continue Reading →

Former President Bill Clinton Visits Union Settelment In East Harlem

bill clintonOn April 19, 2016, we welcomed former President of the United States Bill Clinton to Union Settlement’s Jefferson Senior Center! Continue Reading →

Levine To Announce Participatory Budget Project Winners

mark levine 2On Wednesday, April 20, Harlem City Council Member Mark Levine will hold a ceremony to announce the project proposals selected by District 7 residents during this year’s cycle of participatory budgeting. Continue Reading →

Speaker Mark-Viverito And Hilary Tour NYCHA Building In Harlem

hillary-clinton-harlemOn Friday April 15th, 2016, Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave presidential candidate Hilary Clinton a tour of a problem-plagued NYCHA building in East Harlem. Continue Reading →