Latest News and Events

The Neighborhood Gala Raises over $285,000 for USES

On Tuesday, April 26, USES hosted its second annual Neighborhood Gala at the Harriet Tubman House. The evening raised over $285,000 and celebrated USES’ programs, services, and impact over the past year. Over 250 supporters came together to celebrate the work that USES does each and every day to strengthen families and build community. Read more.

USES Is Going Screen-Free!

From May 2 to 8, USES Early Childhood Education and After School programs will join thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them. Learn more.

We Are Thrilled Harriet Is Coming to the $20 Bill

We at United South End Settlements have always been proud of our own history and deep connection to Harriet Tubman. USES’s Harriet Tubman House was founded to support African-American women who moved to Boston from the South in the early 1900s. Learn more.

Exhibit Captures Energy of Black Lives Matter Movement

Shut It Down!, a new exhibit coming soon to the Harriet Tubman Gallery, is a collection of various photographers documenting the energy of the Black Lives Matter movement and its manifestations throughout Boston. Join us for the opening reception on April 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Learn more.

ArtWeek Boston: The Key Idea

The Key Idea is coming to the the Children's Art Centre and USES for ArtWeek Boston. Project developer Lenore Lyons is heading over the bridge after exhibiting key-inspired artwork created by thousands of people on Cape Cod. Join in on the fun and help add to the project.

Learn more and register here.

Adult Students Prepare for Workforce at Career Readiness Workshop

Thirty students from the Workforce Readiness program teamed up with the Downtown Boston Rotary Club recently at a Career Readiness Workshop. They crafted Career Action Plans, interview skills, and more. Read more.


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