settlement house

  1. a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services
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How To Use settlement house In A Sentence

  • They were single self-supporting women who lived in pairs or groups, sometimes in settlement houses, and worked as teachers or pioneered in such new professions open to women as librarianship and social work.
  • Settlement houses and settlement house workers were at the cutting edge of social change.
  • A new generation of professional charity workers appeared; many of them were college trained women who practiced ‘scientific philanthropy’ in settlement houses, orphan asylums, juvenile courts and reformatories.
  • Social worker Jane Addams, who led the movement to assimilate immigrants through settlement houses and who may have observed more immigrants at the time than anyone, reported that Italians in Chicago “held no particular animosity toward Negroes, for those in the neighborhood were mostly from South Italy and accustomed to the dark-skinned races.” A Renegade History of the United States
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