Our Mission, Values, and Commitment



We offer the individuals and families we serve resources by which they can learn, grow, and thrive. 

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Mutual Accountability
  • Dignity
  • Inclusiveness


In an effort to fulfill our mission, University Settlement is committed to:


  • Excellence in all aspects of our work


  • Serving our community with respect and dignity


  • A customer-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


We Change Lives.