settlement house

noun

Definition of settlement house 

: an institution providing various community services especially to large city populations

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While in Cleveland, Hughes also attended classes at the influential Karamu House African-American theater and settlement house - in what turned out to be a long relationship with the theater. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "Happy birthday, Langston Hughes; American literary great started writing in Cleveland," 1 Feb. 2018 Most readers likely haven't heard of settlement houses. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "2018 Tri-C High School Rock Off: Here's who's playing when in the semifinals," 16 Jan. 2018 Both belong to a network of neighborhood settlement houses that are central to the current urban strategy of the city’s foundations — to concentrate resources into a handful of neighborhoods rather than attempt to blanket the entire city. John Schmid, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette President Mike Lovell championing new ideas to address core Milwaukee problem: trauma," 5 Mar. 2018 Cleveland once has as many as 22 settlement houses. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "2018 Tri-C High School Rock Off: Here's who's playing when in the semifinals," 16 Jan. 2018

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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settlement house

noun

English Language Learners Definition of settlement house

: a place or organization that provides various community services to people in a crowded part of a city

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