Our Mission

University Settlement has been offering the individuals and families we serve resources by which they can learn, grow, and thrive since 1926. To this day, we are proud to be at the forefront of social service providers in the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood. By removing barriers to help families overcome poverty, we empower citizens to maximize their potential and reach their goals. We do this by protecting and educating children, advancing literacy and job readiness, providing nutritious and sustaining meals, strengthening families, and serving the elderly.

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Our Values:



Mutual Accountability



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Our Commitment:

  • Excellence in all aspects of our work

  • Serving our community with respect and dignity

  • A client-centric orientation to our programs and services

  • Having our “feet in the street” to encourage authentic community engagement and ongoing community dialogue

  • Aligning our programs and services to address current and pressing community needs and being nimble so as to be able to adjust 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