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Our Impact

USES is working to build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety, and economic security of low-income individuals and families in and around Boston's historic South End/Lower Roxbury. Our neighborhood has seen much change over our 124 year history. Our programs have evolved to meet the current needs of our community. Learn more.

Age-Friendly Walking Kickoff Meeting

Age-Friendly Walking is a project of WalkBoston, the Boston Elderly Commission, and other city agencies to support safe walking for seniors in the City of Boston. The kickoff meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 8 from 10:15 – 11:45 am in USES's Harriet Tubman House. Learn more.

Neighborhood Walk: Public Art Tour

Join us for the first installment of USES’ 2016 Neighborhood Walk series on Monday, May 23. This month’s walk will be a public art tour through the South End led by artist Sarah Hutt. Sarah is a long-time resident of Boston’s South End, a mixed-media sculptor, and former Director of Visual Arts for the City of Boston. Register here.

USES Welcomes Julie Burkley as New Vice President of Programs

“I’m so thrilled to be joining the United South End Settlements team,” said Julie. “It’s exciting to join an organization with an impressive history of community support. The programs here are such a valuable resource to so many people.” Read more.

Hubbub Fest 2016

Join United South End Settlements at the Boston Book Festival’s Hubbub Fest for young children and families on June 4th in Copley Square. Children’s Art Centre Coordinator Melissa Buckley will be leading two workshops in the Peekaboo Tent on June 4 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Drop by! Learn more.

The Neighborhood Gala Raises over $292,000 for USES

On Tuesday, April 26, USES hosted its second annual Neighborhood Gala at the Harriet Tubman House. The evening raised over $292,000 and celebrated USES’s 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.


To build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston’s historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.