United Neighborhood Houses (UNH) is a policy and social change organization representing 43 neighborhood settlement houses that reaches 765,000 New Yorkers from all walks of life.
With most member agencies operating out of low income communities, the organization wanted to utilize a neighborhood-based approach to mobilize residents to help address the issues faced in their local communities.
A Productive Partnership
The issue-based, project-focused, team approach of the SDV Team model matched the needs of UNH and gave personal agency to the volunteers to address needs they cared about in their local communities.
Fulfilling the Vision
The SDV Teams process provided a stable and versatile base from which UNH has been able to continue engaging an ever increasing network of volunteers to implement real and lasting change in their communities and neighborhoods.