University Settlement


University Settlement is a neighborhood center that provides social services to residents of the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood in southeast Cleveland. Headquartered at 4800 Broadway Avenue, the agency operates three facilities and hosts 10 major programs that serve children, families, and seniors.

The mission of University Settlement is to foster strong and independent individuals and families by providing innovative, valued, and collaborative services that meet the evolving needs of the Broadway-Slavic Village community.

This mission is guided by the following principles:

• A community-centric orientation to our programs and services
• Having our “feet in the street” to encourage authentic community engagement and on-going community dialogue
• Aligning our programs and services to address current and pressing community needs and being nimble so as to be able to adjust our offerings in line with evolving community needs
• Building our visibility in the community to be as accessible as possible to those we strive to partner with and serve
• Operating with a collaborative spirit