Watch an NBC-TV profile higlighting some of our work on the Lower East Side.
The Educational Alliance currently serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually via 38 programs, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, and addiction recovery programs.
All programs feature intergenerational and cross-cultural activities -- bringing together people from different backgrounds and age groups, so they can learn from and with each other.
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.
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.
Kosher meals were served at Project ORE, our program for homeless or isolated Jewish older adults
Youth enrolled in our after school programs
Children participated in our early childhood programs
Seniors were supported with our community, nutrition, activities, and housing
Adolescents, adults, parents, and senior citizens received drug treatment or prevention education
People of all ages participated in arts, culture, and community building programs
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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:
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