Union Theological Seminary joins with Morningside Heights Community Coalition and P.A.’L.A.N.T.E to Protect and Support Vulnerable New Yorkers

Announces Community Investment Initiative to Address Homelessness and Support Social Justice Funded Through Innovative Partnership with Lendlease and L+M
(December 4, 2018 – NEW YORK) – Union Theological Seminary today announced its plan for a $5 million community investment initiative, alongside the Morningside Heights Community Coalition and P.A.’L.A.N.T.E., funded through an innovative partnership with Lendlease and L+M.
Union is in the middle of a comprehensive campus revitalization to secure its future as an institution that trains people of all faiths who are called to the work of social justice in New York City and the world.  This effort includes upgrading and protecting existing structures, making the campus accessible, as well as collaborating, in conjunction with Lendlease and L+M, on a mixed-use facility to include classrooms, offices, faculty residences and market-rate housing.
While taking these critical steps to renew its campus, Union, alongside partners Lendlease and L+M, are also committing resources to protect and support its neighbors. The $5 million community investment fund, to be awarded over a period of five years, will address anti-displacement and homelessness needs in Morningside Heights. The Morningside Heights Community Coalition and P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. along with Council Member Mark Levine, State Senator Brian Benjamin and local leaders worked closely with Union to help detail the investment program.
The funding will be awarded across three different areas, including direct investment in the Morningside Heights community, strategic partnerships with community service and advocacy organizations, and social justice programming to develop the next generation of activists and leaders.
Direct Investment In Morningside Heights Community


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