History

East Side House Settlement – one of New York City’s oldest non-profit social service organizations – was established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In 1962-63 it moved to the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx, within one of the country’s poorest congressional districts.

Still headquartered in the South Bronx, East Side House has expanded its reach to serve residents of surrounding communities in the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Today, a staff of more than 600 full and part-time teachers, social workers, and other experts serve 10,000 individuals from 28 program locations annually, with a budget in excess of $18 million – a significant percentage of which comes from private philanthropy.

Throughout its history, East Side House’s mission has been to help improve lives and enrich the quality of life in the community. To learn more about East Side House’s unique history and legacy of philanthropy, click here to read “A Neighborhood Place”.

Read An Outpost of Friendship, Learning, and Hope: The Making of East Side House Settlement to learn more about East Side House’s history.