Our Strategic Plan and Accomplishments

Our Strategic Plan

In accordance with University Settlement’s mission, the services we provide are tailored to address the challenges that exist in the lives of the residents of the Broadway–Slavic Village neighborhood. This community is one of concentrated poverty in the City of Cleveland where the poverty rate continues to exceed that of the City of Cleveland as a whole.


To address this situation, our solutions are designed to support the basic needs of children & families impoverished in our community and lead them into a pathway of self-sustainability.


Our 2016 Accomplishments


In 2016, University Settlement served 15,000 individuals with vitally needed support and services including:

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Our Hunger Center made possible a total of 262,260 meals through the distribution of grocery supplies; an average of 120 people attended the weekly congregate meals; groceries were delivered to 125 homebound clients each month; and 130,000 pounds of fresh produce were provided monthly.

SmartY’S (Smart, Young and Significant) Program provided approximately 125 enrolled youth with academic support, youth development, exposure field trips and Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Prevention education.

Our Housing Program helped nearly 300 individuals and 80 families maintain stable housing.