Category Archives: Events

Our Story, Your Story Revisited

Last week our students our students read their Your Story, Our Story submissions at the Tenement Museum. Here are some photos from the event:

Your Story, Our Story features objects that tell personal stories of American immigration and migration.

This national project uncovers the patterns that bind us, no matter where we came from or how long we’ve been here. Explore stories from across the country, upload the story of an object that carries meaning in your family, and join us in telling the story of American immigration and migration.

In collaboration with the Tenement Museum, Class E4 (taught by Allyn Wong) share their stories online.

Click here to read their stories!

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Family Literacy Night

Last Thursday some of our University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students brought their family along for dinner, reading, hands-on activities, and a book giveaway featuring the beloved Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle. They had the opportunity to engage with their peers in an interactive and entertaining environment to support their continued growth as readers. Thanks to Families United for Learning and Literacy and Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House for arranging and hosting this great event!

Here are some more photos:

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Free Cooking Class!

Here’s the location on Google Maps:

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Free Citizenship Test Prep & Legal Services!

Just click on any of the images for a larger view:

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NYC Service Center for Hurricane Evacuees

Now opening: the New York City Service Center for those affected by recent hurricanes and displaced from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas of the Caribbean.

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This Feels Like Home

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Marc Nuñez’s Gotham Dance Theater

This Feels Like Home


Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Sunday, October 15 at 7:00pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Ticket Information

$15 General

$10 Students and Seniors

Purchase Tickets

This Feels Like Home is a performance in collaboration with recent immigrants who are part of University Settlement’s Adult Literacy program, their English Language teacher, Julie Condon, and Marc Nuñez’s Gotham Dance Theater. Together, they have created an embodied vocabulary, capturing the full dimensions of leaping into an American life. Experience how they create moments of joy and celebration amid a balancing act of expectations, obligations and contradictions.

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Citizenship Classes & Legal Help at BPL

Here’s some info for you about free citizenship classes and immigration legal help at the Brooklyn Public Library. Just click on the images for a larger view.

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