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The Harriet Tubman House has been an important part of USES’s history for more than a century, even as it has moved locations over the years. In the early 20th Century, responding to the discrimination the community, six black women from Boston opened the Harriet Tubman House at 37 Holyoke Street in the South End. A personal friend of Tubman, Julia O. Henson rented the Tubman House as a place of lodging for black women who had recently migrated from the South.Read More
Later on, the Harriet Tubman House was moved to Mrs. Henson’s own home at 25 Holyoke Street, which she donated to the newly formed organization. There, she and her friends, Cornelia Robinson, Annie W. Young, Fannie R. Contine, Jestina A. Johnson, Sylvia Fern, and Hibernia Waddell, organized a settlement house for the purpose of “assisting working girls in charitable ways.” Harriet Tubman herself was made Honorary President of the Harriet Tubman House, four years before her death in 1913.
In 1975, the Harriet Tubman House moved from Holyoke Street to its current location on Columbus Avenue. This location has served as USES’s headquarters and offered programming for children, adults, and seniors, and has also provided a space for the community to come together.
As we engage in our Strategic Planning process here at USES, we continue to honor that legacy and serve our community in deeper, more impactful ways. With the development of a new Harriet Tubman House on our Rutland Street campus, we are preserving USES’s mission for future generations by increasing our ability to serve more children and families in our community. We are committed to honoring our history and Harriet Tubman’s legacy of equity and opportunity, and ensuring USES’s financial sustainability for many years to come.
For questions, more information, or to sign up for updates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 830-5261.
April 10, 2019 | Securing USES’s Future for the Next 100 Years
April 10, 2019 | United South End Settlements Announces Preferred Buyer for 566 Columbus Avenue
February 28, 2019 | Following Up from USES’s Community Meeting
February 25, 2019 | Link to Live Stream of 2/25/19 Community Meeting
February 20, 2019 | USES Welcomes David Lee to Real Estate Committee
February 12, 2019 | Announcing Community Conversations with President & CEO
January 22, 2019 | Call for Offers Date Announced
November 26, 2018 | Request for Proposals (RFP)*
November 26, 2018 | Community Update Flyer
October 15, 2018 | Vision125 Strategic Plan Update
September 25, 2018 | Vision125 Third Community Meeting Announcement
March 30, 2018| An Update on the South End House
October 12, 2017 | September Community Meeting Recap
April 24, 2017 | Unveiling Vision125: An Update from USES
December 8, 2016 | A reNEWed Direction
October 19, 2016 | Transparency During a Time of Change
*This offering memorandum is our request for proposals, a formal proposal submission date will be established in early 2019 and notice will be provided to all interested parties of that date at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. Any interested potential prospects should contact Newmark Grubb Knight Frank: Michael Byrne, email@example.com or (617) 863-8616 for a property and market tour. If you have questions about USES’s strategic planning process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 830-5261.
May 2, 2019 | The Bay State Banner | USES identifies buyer for Tubman House
February 28, 2019 | The Boston Guardian | USES Unveils Its Future
February 27, 2019 | South End News | Harriet Tubman House to be sold
February 26, 2019 | Universal Hub | Harriet Tubman House to be sold, its programs moved to another South End site
January 10, 2019 | Boston Neighborhood Network News | Tubman House Sale Eyed for Aiding Programs
January 4, 2019 | Boston Neighborhood Network News | Tubman House Sale to Aid USES Programs
January 2, 2019 | The Bay State Banner | USES to Sell Off Tubman House
December 6, 2018 | The Boston Sun, Page 9 | USES Releases RFP for Tubman House
November 28, 2018 | South End News | News from…United South End Settlements
August 22, 2018 | Boston Neighborhood Network | A New Approach to Surmounting Poverty
May 2018 | Massachusetts Nonprofit News | Developing a New Vision and Strategic Plan after 125 Years
June 8, 2017 | Boston Neighborhood Network | New Vision for South End Agency