settlement house


Definition of settlement house

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

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Euroclear, Europe’s largest stock and bond settlement house, is weighing an IPO or private placement, Reuters reports. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Monday, June 10," 10 June 2019 In Gulu, inequality is soaring, with vast and sparkling private buildings just across the road from settlements housing multiple families. Musa Okwonga, Quartz Africa, "On returning to Uganda, Museveni’s staying power and the significance of Bobi Wine," 30 May 2019 This is the morning of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House gala, the annual fundraiser for the non-profit of the same name, a onetime settlement house on New York's Upper East Side that serves some 15,000 New Yorkers annually. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "See How 32 Designers Transform a Dining Room in Just a Few Hours," 3 May 2019 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,, "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,, "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,, "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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English Language Learners Definition of settlement house

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

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