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The Work We Do Creates Impact

The communities we serve are among the most vulnerable in the country and are home to some of the most dire statistics relating to educational attainment, employment, literacy rates, and attendance rates.


We’ve discovered that giving back, making a difference, and coming together to acknowledge success is contagious. Our community does not stop at just good enough. 


East Side House graduates 1,100 students from its high school and equivalency programs each year

East Side House placed 300 people in jobs each year.

East Side House served 14,000 of New York City’s most vulnerable people each year.

95% of graduates go on to college or other post-secondary institution.

96% of early childhood student exceed New York State standards.

East Side House provides 350 adults with tax services each year, keeping $570,000 in the community.

East Side House is a very major program in our school, that most students depend on. East Side House literally changed my life.

High School of Excellence and Innovation Student , New York City

My child reads better and is doing well as a result of her attending tutoring. She is doing very well and is now in the second grade.

ReadNYC Parent , New York City

These people care about me and wanted to see me succeed in every way. Having so many people in my corner is an incredible feeling.

Smith YABC Graduate , New York City

I see an improvement in my child’s reading and want to continue to get him the help he needs. I notice he enjoys reading more on his own.

ReadNYC Parent , New York City

These classes helped us learn that the key to the future of our children is hidden in the rituals of everyday life.

Early Childhood Program Parent , New York City

When I came to ESH it was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I finally achieved stability. I have formed long lasting relationships here at ESH and I wouldn’t change the people here for anything.

High School Equivalency Student , New York City

The East Side House staff became the family I thought I’d never have- and made me realize that I could make something out of myself.

Bronx Haven High School Graduate , New York City

East Side House gave me much more than a diploma. This place provided me with a foundation, a feeling of courage and a hunger to be much more than the person I was yesterday.

High School Equivalency Student , New York City

Support Us

We need allies, ambassadors, and contributors just like you to support the 10,000 children and families that make up the East Side House Settlement community.


East Side House raises awareness and funds with annual events.



Our Stories

Meet our students. Discover their stories. From shining stars with the courage to beat all odds to now thriving families, from staff to our students, our community defines success.