Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's Rich 125 Year History

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House is among the oldest settlement houses in the nation and created one of the country's first kindergartens, providing educational and social services to indigent immigrants. 

What is a settlement house? The Settlement House movement took hold in major cities in the United States in the late 19th to early 20th centuries as immigrants began arriving in greater numbers. Community workers lived in Settlement Houses established in poor, crowded urban neighborhoods and worked with local residents to provide educational and recreational services including English language and job training, arts programing, health care, youth programs and much more.