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Our Family Table

Here’s a video called “Our Family Table,” highlighting how University Settlement helps people in NYC – please share!:

 

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My Hands Are Tied Revisited

Here’s a classic country song for you using our latest Idiom of the Week.

“My Hands Are Tied”
Merle Haggard

She came here to see me today

In prison where I have to stay

But this time she came here

To tell me goodbye

 

Pretending that I understood

I held back the tears best I could

But I know that she knew

I wanted to cry

 

Because my hands are tied

I’m locked here inside

I want her, I need her, I love her

But my hands are tied

 

Her visits kept my world alive

Our love found a way to survive

But now it’s all over

I’ve lost her for good

 

She waited with arms open wide

Till somebody else stepped inside

But I know she waited

As long as she could

 

Because my hands are tied

I’m locked here inside

I want her, I need her, I love her

But my hands are tied

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American English Vs. British English

Here’s a fun video explaining how American English and British English parted ways:

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This Feels Like Home

Recently students in our evening classes have been collaborating with Mark Nuñez, an Artist in Residence with University Settlement’s Performance Project.  They would like to continue the great work they’ve been doing, but they need your help. Watch the video above and read a statement from Mark Nuñez below, then click on the link to find out how you can help!

This feels like home. 

A Dance & Language Performance Project for New Americans

This feels like home. is an 8-week summer dance and language program for new Americans followed by a 6-week rehearsal and performance process in collaboration with Gotham Dance Theater.

My name is Marc Nuñez and I am an Artist-in-Residence at The Performance Project at the University Settlement in the Lower East Side, New York City.  I have been collaborating with Julie Condon, an English language teacher at the Adult Literacy Program at the University Settlement, to incorporate dance and theater exercises to supplement learning the English language.

Our discoveries have been remarkable.  

We’ve found our students speaking English with more confidence, feeling more energized and ready to learn once the body has warmed up and danced, having more freedom of expression in the body, and building a deeper sense of community through a mini performance at the end of their spring semester.  Feel free to check out more specific stories on our Instagram @GothamDanceTheater.

In order to retain their English skills and keep building that overall sense of positivity, we want to continue this momentum throughout the summer.  In the fall, we would like to collaborate with professional dancers of my company, Gotham Dance Theater, for a fall dance theater production.  We would provide the opportunity for our language students to perform and share their American experiences on stage.

We need your help to make this American dream become a reality!
Your contribution will allow us to:

  • Provide an 8-week summer dance and language program improving not only English skills, but also physical wellness, confidence and community (detailed below)
  • Provide a 6-week rehearsal and performance process in collaboration with Gotham Dance Theater to prepare our students for the stage
  • Present 2 nights of a performance raising awareness and celebrating the diversity of our city and country
  • Provide paid work to five professional dancers
  • Support artists and production staff who are contributing to this project
  • Provide a stipend for our performing language students
  • Provide materials (i.e. classroom materials, costumes, props, marketing materials) and additional rehearsal space

To support this project, click here.

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E3 Year in Review

Here’s a video for you from Class E3, taught by April Gopie, summarizing last school year. Enjoy!:

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