Celebrate with us!
In October, 1891, a group of concerned individuals convened to discuss the economic struggles and social injustices facing Boston's South End neighborhood and how they could leverage their own resources and work alongside residents to effect change.
Quick to action, on January 1, 1892, Andover House opened its doors to the community. By launching the first settlement house in Boston, those men and women pioneered the social justice movement with a philosophy of “neighbors helping neighbors.”
In 1960, five of the early settlement programs merged to become United South End Settlements, the name we carry proudly today.
In 2017 — 125 years after those pioneer men and women first met to discuss a new form of engagement — USES is visioning a bold path forward that mobilizes and engages all community members to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and families in our neighborhood.
We sincerely hope you'll celebrate with us this year — whether at our Birthday Party, our fascinating USES125 History Exhibit, or our annual Neighborhood Gala. More importantly, we hope you'll continue to partner with us in the our ongoing work to strengthen families and build community — a mission that's more vital now than ever.
Visit our main website for more information on our programs, impact, and opportunities to get involved!