News & Updates

International Women’s Day Event

In honor of International Women’s Day, Protecting the East, in partnership with the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions and Housing Works, is hosting an event to benefit women in need in Brooklyn on March 8 from 6-8pm at 613 New Lots Avenue. All are welcome. We’ll have food and refreshments, as well as free…

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UCC’s Response to Recent Executive Orders

2017 has just begun and it seems much has changed. In light of the President’s recent Executive Orders, and the legal battles to come regarding them, we wanted to share our thoughts with you, and remind all of our supporters and those we serve, that UCC has been here a long time and will continue…

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ENYF Youth Internship Now Accepting Applications

  We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2017 Youth Internship. If you are 13-15 years old and live or go to school, you are eligible to apply. You should also enjoy working outside, meeting new people, and learning about your community. No experience necessary!  Deadline is February 17th–don’t wait,…

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End of Year Letter

  Dear Friends of UCC, 2016 has been a very full year at UCC. We have been fortunate enough to continue to serve the vibrant and diverse community of East New York, in large part, because of supporters and friends like you. This year we saw great strides in our programs, and suffered some disappointments…

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We Did It!! Thank You!

We did it!!! We want to thank all of you for making #GivingTuesday an incredible success. With your support, we well surpassed our goal of $5,000. With the match from Brooklyn Community Foundation and the #BrooklynGives campaign, UCC raised over $10,000, our biggest donation day ever! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do…

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PBS – Treasures of New York: Settlement Houses

The UCC is mentioned in this PBS Show on Settlement Houses.

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Brooklyn Gives on #GivingTuesday

We were honored to be selected as a finalist for Brooklyn Community Foundation’s inaugural Spark Prize. Now, UCC is part of BCF’s #BrooklynGives, #GivingTuesday campaign.

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We Are a Spark Prize Finalist!

Congratulations to all of the finalists. To learn more about the Spark Prize and see a list of all 20 finalists, check out the Spark Prize blog from Brooklyn Community Foundation.

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Donor Day!

Saturday, October 1st, was UCC’s first Donor Appreciation Day. Donors to UCC were invited to join us for a celebratory lunch on our Youth Farm, prepared by Board Vice President and former East New York Farms! intern, Warren Ottey. Lunch showcased some of the beautiful vegetables our farm has to offer, while peer educators from…

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Team Protecting The East Performs At BMS

We are a team of many talents. In addition to dabbling in spoken word and poetry, we are now actors and actresses! This week, Protecting The East performers went to Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center to put on a PTE original skit promoting HIV testing for World AIDS Day. Our short piece, “Got My Back”,…

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