School Settlement Association was founded in 1901 and is the longest continually operating settlement house in Brooklyn. For generations, private contributions raised by local business and civic leaders have supported the Center enriching services to young people and families with low-cost family, after-school, summer camp and educational enrichment activities.
The existing facility at 120 Jackson Street is beyond its useful life, and has been approved for a complete reconstruction. There is a shocking absence of indoor recreational and performance space for children in our neighborhood. The surrounding elementary schools built in the mid-1900s lack indoor gymnasiums or auditoriums. The new School Settlement facility is vital to meet this gap in availability of space and address a shortage of out-of-school opportunities for local children.
Supporting the new Center honors the legacy of Italian-American business and civic leaders whose contributions built and sustained a positive environment for all community children for over a century. All contributions to St. Nicks Alliance/School Settlement Association are tax-deductible. Plus, when you make a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a copy of our community cookbook full of recipes, stories and photographs from friends, neighbors, local businesses and alumni of the Sett.
The Sett has been a major part of our lives. I would love to see it renovated and have the possibilities for expanding their public programs.
Dad always fondly remembered the 'Sett'. He lived at both 100 and 102 Jackson Street from 1928 - 1955 and saw his own kids get to play there.Thanks!