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Educational Alliance

“Educational Alliance: A History of a Lower East Side Settlement House,” by EJ Sampson. “The Educational Alliance…balanced the growing professionalization of settlement house work by becoming community-based, and kept its emphasis on encouraging public civic culture even as in other ways it aligned with a social service “agency” model. And it kept it eyes on its Jewish origins not only in its neighborhood work, but in negotiating its internal ethos. “Continue Reading »

Henry Street Settlement (1910)

This description of Henry Street Settlement in 1910-1911 is largely copied from the “Handbook of Settlements” written by two settlement house pioneers: Robert Archey Woods and Albert J. Kennedy. The handbook included the findings of a national survey of all the known settlements in existence in 1910 and was published by The Russell Sage Foundation of New York in 1911.Continue Reading »

Henry Street Settlement: Certificate of Incorporation

The 1903 official document authorizing the name of the proposed corporation: Henry Street SettlementContinue Reading »

Henry Street Settlement Pioneers: Lillian Wald and Helen Hall

For its first 74 years Henry Street had but two directors, one served 40 years, the other 34. Our current executive director, Bertram M. Beck, follows the tradition of Lillian Wald and Helen Hall by living in the House at 265 Henry Street.Continue Reading »

Father’s Voice: 1935

The Father’s Voice, was the first newspaper produced by the Father’s Club of Madison House Settlement, March 31, 1935. Continue Reading »

Schiff, Philip: An Address 1954

Address by Phil Schiff at The Annual Meeting of Alumni and Friends of Madison House, Inc. “When did we come in? Where are we? Where are we going? Where did we come in?”Continue Reading »

Jane Addams on the Subtle Problems of Charity (1899)

“The Subtle Problems of Charity,” an article written by Jane Addams, Founder of Hull House in Chicago, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 83, Issue 496, February 1899Continue Reading »

Hartley House Settlement

According to the Association, Hartley House was to be a small “homemaking” school, where poor girls could be taught to make and keep a home neat, tidy, and attractive, not for their own good merely, but for the good also of their families and husbands, brothers, and friends.”Continue Reading »

Henry Street Settlement: Fortieth Anniversary Program

History reveals that humane progress is made and nobility of life created by the march of men and women who have had faith in an ideal of a more complete, more wholesome life, who have been courageous in expressing their beliefs and have consecrated their lives to engendering the realization of their vision.Continue Reading »

How A Settlement House Functions

“An Insider’s View of How a Settlement House Serves Its Neighborhood,” comments by Ruth Tefferteller, Program Director, Henry Street Settlement House, New York CityContinue Reading »

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