News & Updates

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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60 For 60: Become A UCC Monthly Sustainer!

On October 18th, UCC will celebrate 60 years of working for a stronger East New York. We are incredibly proud that we have been able to sustain our work for 60 years, and grateful for the support of the community that has made this possible. We need your continued support to guarantee that our work…

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United Community Centers 60th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 18th, from 6-10PM, members of the UCC community from all generations are invited to join us here at the center (613 New Lots Avenue) to celebrate 60 years of working for a stronger East New York. We’ll have affordable food and drinks that celebrate the cultural diversity of our neighborhood, a dance…

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Celebration Of Struggle

We recently had our Celebration of Struggle, an annual event where we recognize and commemorate the people and groups that have helped to change our world. Here are some photos of our children from the event.

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