Quotation by Jane Addams

The Settlement ... is an experimental effort to aid in the solution of the social and industrial problems which are engendered by the modern conditions of life in a great city. It insists that these problems are not confined to any one portion of the city. It is an attempt to relieve, at the same time, the overaccumulation at one end of society and the destitution at the other ...
Jane Addams (1860–1935), U.S. social worker and social reformer. Twenty Years at Hull-House, ch. 6 (1910).

From a lecture, "The Subjective Necessity for Social Settlements," delivered in 1892 at a summer school run by the Ethical Culture Society. Addams was the founding director of Hull-House, a pioneer "settlement house" in a poor, largely immigrant, Chicago neighborhood.
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