In the Greenline: Parents and Children Voice Need for Rebuild of Center

Although time builds heritage it also weakens brick and mortar. The neighborhood has also grown and School Settlement Association is straining to grow with it. There is a need for gym space. Many schools in the area don’t have gymnasiums. Even School Sett’s gym is small and holds an abbreviated basket ball court.

“The need is here, it’s time to step up. You ever hear that somebody has to stand up for the little guy?” Joseph Robles, St. Nicks Alliance’s Board Chair, was quoted in the Greenpoint Star “There are a lot of little guys here, and we have to stand up for them.”

Read more in the GREENLINE

School Sett is hiring!

St. Nicks Alliance’s Division of Youth and Education is looking for After-School Group Leaders to serve at School Settlement Association. Group Leaders will plan and implement social, recreational, and educational activities for students in grades K through 8. Candidates with experience and talent teaching specific activities or theme-based clubs including sports, arts, STEM, or literacy are encouraged to apply and highlight those talents and experience.

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Timeless Recipes: The 2016 School Settlement Association Cookbook

Support the capital campaign for our new community center

As a part of the Capital Campaign to build awareness and financial support a new community center at 120 Jackson Street, the board of directors has put together a new community cookbook, with recipes, stories and photographs from friends, neighbors, local businesses and alumni of the Sett.

Packed with delicious local recipes, the SSA Cookbook makes a wonderful gift!


School Settlement Association (The Sett or SSA), the oldest settlement house in Brooklyn, has been serving the community of Williamsburg for over 100 years with low-cost family, after-school, summer camp and educational enrichment activities.

The existing facility at 120 Jackson Street is beyond its useful life, and has been approved for a complete reconstruction. School Settlement is partnered with St. Nicks Alliance to build a new state of the art facility that can help future generations with literacy, nutrition, advocacy and education for all ages.


We’re proud to honor Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s multi-national makeup in these recipes. Learn how to make Italian pastiera, Domincan pollo, Puerto Rican ceviche and more with our easy-to-follow recipes from friends in our community.


Ever dreamed of eating Bamonte’s Baked Clams Oreganata in your own kitchen? Or learning how to make Carmine’s avocado salad from scratch? You’ll find both of them and more between the covers of our cookbook.