On Wednesday September 16, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration's plans for new reforms for the City's public schools. At the core of his vision were two words, "equity and excellence." In his speech, the Mayor outlined a ten-year, $186 million annual commitment to raise student achievement. This commitment builds on programs already initiated by the administration such as Universal Pre-K. The Mayor's plan to reduce inequity among New York City's students and encourage a college-going culture is admirable. We at Educational Alliance applaud his efforts and vision and hope the Mayor extends this commitment beyond the classroom and explores two-generation strategies that educate parents and children at the same time.Read more
Thanks to Gap Stores for helping us give youth great futures. Last month, during a weeklong promotion stores across the country, Gap raised $45,000 for Educational Alliance’s Boys and Girls Club youth. Stores also donated backpacks, helping our young people get ready for the back-to-school season. We are so grateful to Gap for this incredible support which helps us put young people on the path to a great future!
To extend a personal "Thank You", we took our Boys & Girls Club kids to Gap stores across NYC to deliver personalized cards! Check out the video above and pictures below!
Today, The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) introduced Talk2Prevent.NY.gov, a new website that gives parents tools to talk to their children about the risks of underage drinking. We applaud OASAS for stepping up and tackling this difficult issue for many families. We are especially thrilled the website pivots around the importance of family structure which is at the core of Educational Alliance programming.Read more
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.