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The International Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (IFS) is a global movement of more than 11000 member associations that include multi-purpose, community-based organizations across the world. We believe in empowering the people who work for social justice by connecting, inspiring and supporting an inclusive global community. 

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Focus Areas: Coronavirus: The impact on Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centers and more.

The IFS Helsinki Office and members have been organising online meetings as an opportunity to IFS members to share news and talk about the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on community work and plans after the crisis. There have been two meetings so far.  The first online meeting took place on March 31, 2020, and the second on May 6, 2020.

The next meeting will be organised by the IFS member organisation ASKOVFONDEN of Denmark. The meeting is open to all and more details will be communicated soon. Please contact Junias Kanyinda at junias.kanyinda@setlementti.fi if you are interested in joining the meeting.

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Local Community Services Association shared. ... See MoreSee Less

Local Community Services Association shared.

Our friends at United Neighborhood Houses will be having a virtual benefit honouring New Yorkers Who Make a Difference this year. It is a 30-minute event showing the work of settlement houses and UNH. Are you interested? Please register to participate. The event will take place on Monday, October 19,2020 at 6:30pm EDT. ... See MoreSee Less

“One thing that makes Settlement Houses unique, is that for more than 100 years, they have welcomed the stranger and have valued the contribution of our brothers and sisters from all over the world. A little bit of history from St. Stephen's Community House ... See MoreSee Less

“One thing that makes Settlement Houses unique, is that for more than 100 years, they have welcomed the stranger and have valued the contribution of our brothers and sisters from all over the world. A little bit of history from St. Stephens Community House

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