New Settlement Apartments is a not-for-profit housing & community service organization, located in an underserved area of the southwest Bronx, with a 24-year track record of active commitment to neighborhood revitalization and community development--including working toward excellence in community public schools. An integral part of the progressive housing philosophy embraced by New Settlement is that "housing is not just bricks and mortar." Our mission is not only to rebuild and maintain a sizeable portion of the housing stock in this impoverished neighborhood, but also to support the rebuilding of its social capital. Year-round community services and education programs are structured in direct response to the interests of neighborhood residents, who are low-income Blacks and Latinos, including many new immigrants. Programs serving over 11,100 youth and adults each year are staffed by paid professionals and dedicated volunteers.