Alan van Capelle, President & CEO of Educational Alliance, spoke with Rev. Sharpton about how we are fighting poverty in New York City schools and ensuring children have equal opportunities to success.Read more
"Educational Alliance has given my father an opportunity to interact with people in the middle of the day. It's not easy for a 100-year-old man to find people to interact with and ...he comes here and he's loved by everyone."
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MANNY CANTOR CENTER AND LAURA NOVA PRESENT MOVING STORIES: A SENIOR LED WALKING TOUR OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE
- Interactive Storytelling and Movement Project with Local Seniors Recognizes Older Americans Month –
LOWER EAST SIDE, NY, APRIL 27, 2015 -- A laundered synagogue on Madison Street, A first kiss at Seward Park Library, Biking hands free on the East River Path. Manny Cantor Center, the flagship building of the Educational Alliance, is pleased to present Moving Stories by artist and Lower East Sider, Laura Nova. Moving Stories is an interactive walking tour on the Lower East Side that encourages senior citizens to combine physical movement and memory through a series of storytelling workshops and group walks.Read more
PBS features Educational Alliance’s current art exhibition at the Manny Cantor Center, "All | Together | Different: A Survey of Lower East Side Artists"
This diverse collection of art from right here in the Lower East Side will be the focus of a segment on “NYC-ARTS”, a program that highlights the best art that the Tri-State area has to offer.Read more
Join the Educational Alliance community as our Boys and Girls Club of America clubhouses participate in the BGCA Blue Door Contest!
Each of our clubhouses has created a decorative blue door to celebrate BGCA Week (March 22-28). The Blue Door reinforces the BGCA tagline, Great Futures Start Here, by symbolically opening the Club door and welcoming in young people. These doors will be submitted to the national Blue Door Contest, but we'd also like to involve you, our local community in voting on your favorite Blue Door.
Click here to see all the blue doors and to vote on your favorite before March 28!Read more
We're starting 2015 in an extraordinary way. Today, The New York Times featured a story about Latisha Hopewell, an inspiring young mother who participates in the Educational Alliance College Access and Success program.
Latisha understands the importance of leading her two young girls by example, "How can I tell her, 'You have to go to college; you have to do this,' when I'm not doing it and I'm able?", Latisha told the Times.
Part of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards that aired on December 1st was filmed in the Manny Cantor Center basketball court. Nickelodeon came and transformed the space into an art project for the show. Our kids had the opportunity to build art installations alongside some of Nickelodeon’s biggest stars. See some photos from the broadcast below:
LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, a program of the 14th Street Y, has been named one of North America’s top innovative Jewish organizations in the tenth annual Slingshot Guide. The Guide has become a go-to resource for volunteers, activists and donors looking for new opportunities and projects that, through their innovative nature, will ensure the Jewish community remains relevant and thriving.
Kids at Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Clubhouses will kick-off the new school year and celebrate their great future with a special meal delivery from Olive Garden. The two Manhattan Olive Gardens will deliver pasta, salad and bread sticks