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Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Faith-Based
  • Seniors


197 E BROADWAYNEW YORK, NY 10002 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities..


Our commitment to the diversity of the Lower East Side is reflected in our programming: Head Start classrooms sit alongside our private preschool; the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living creates community for older adults of all backgrounds and abilities; our fitness center is utilized by neighborhood residents of all ethnicities, income levels, and ages through an innovative tiered membership model. The Educational Alliance Art School uses the study and mastery of fine arts to forge connections between students and master teachers. Afterschool programs serve community needs for recreation, fitness, education, and college preparation. Community and cultural programming invites deep conversation and calls to action.

The Manny Cantor Center is the flagship building of Educational Alliance, a community-based organization offering a wide range of programs that integrate education, social services, arts and recreation throughout the Lower East Side and East Village. Created to assist Eastern European Jews immigrating to NYC, it has been serving the area since 1889. Educational Alliance has grown and changed as the Lower East Side has; now serving the diverse population that currently resides here.


Would you recommend Educational Alliance/Manny Cantor Center?
2 reviews Write a review
by Elsa F. from Valley Stream, NY (September 7, 2019)
Great organization serving the seniors in need of a daily hot meal.
by Archana K. (March 13, 2018)
I was not able to register for the meal prepare in 2017 however joining next week for the same. I am volunteering at Manny Cantor center for sorting materials organized by Robin Koo. I am having amazing time with wonderful people around. Look forward for more opportunities.

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