About Us

About Us

Overview

The Educational Alliance is a community-based non-profit organization that provides services to 50,000 New Yorkers annually through dozens of programs at 16 locations in lower Manhattan. We are a Jewish-founded organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.  Since its founding in 1889, the Educational Alliance has helped more than 4,000,000 New Yorkers build better lives through education, arts, recreation, and social services.


Who We Are


The Educational Alliance is a non-profit organization that changes lives. Founded in 1889 to help Jewish immigrants get settled in the U.S., today we serve a broad and diverse group of downtown New Yorkers -- of all religions, ethnicities, races and socio-economic backgrounds.

We help break the cycle of poverty for low-income children and families through our preschool, after school programs and college prep programs. We renew the minds & spirits of the weary through our art school.  We provide companionship and meaningful activities for our older adults.

We ensure that New York's hungry and homeless Jews have a place to get a warm kosher meal and a connection to the Jewish community. We give hope and support to people in despair through our addiction recovery programs.

We're also home to two of New York's most dynamic downtown community centers, The 14th Street Y, which has been profiled by the New York Times and New York Magazine, and the Manny Cantor Center, our flagship buidling on the Lower East Side that was just recently renovated and reopened.

 

Our Mission

The Educational Alliance is a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts and recreation throughout Downtown Manhattan. We are a Jewish organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds who live, work and learn in our neighborhoods. We strive to nourish the total person, strengthen family connections and build inclusive communities.

 

Our Impact

Last Year:

17,520
Kosher meals were served at Project ORE, our program for homeless or isolated Jewish older adults

1,364
Youth enrolled in our after school programs

2,250
Children participated in our early childhood programs

3,845
Seniors were supported with our community, nutrition, activities, and housing

20,411
Adolescents, adults, parents, and senior citizens received drug treatment or prevention education

14,749
People of all ages participated in arts, culture, and community building programs

 

Alumni

Are you an alumni of The Educational Alliance?  Join us on Facebook, and sign up for our e-newsletter to the right!

 

Support The Educational Alliance

Without our supporters, none of our work would be possible. To learn about donating and volunteer opportunities, click here or call Ilene Scholnick Ausubel, Annual Campaign Director, at 646-395-4090. To make a secure online donation now, please click the button below:

 

Tell Us What You Think

Can't find something? Do you have suggestions on how to improve the website? Like what you see?  Regardless of whether it's good or bad, we want to know what you think.  Please go to our Contact Us form, and next to "Recipient/Department" select "General Information and Suggestions" in the drop-down menu and send us an email.

 

 


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