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Your Downtown Community

Think of us as the town square of the downtown community. Everyone from every background is welcome at the 14th Street Y, as we celebrate our humanity and our individuality. This is your community.

Meet friends here, and make new ones. Feed your imagination with a class or performance. Build your strength and stamina in our attitude-free fitness center.

The 14th Street Y’s philosophy is grounded in the belief that contemporary Jewish sensibilities can be a source of inspiration, connection, and learning. No matter what your background, we aim to inspire you to live your best life. We’re committed to the development of the whole person, to strengthening family connections and to building inclusive and sustainable communities.

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The 14th Street Y is part of Educational Alliance, a downtown Manhattan non-profit that serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually. It provides a wide range of services for people of all ages, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs.

In fall 2013, Educational Alliance opened a new state-of-the-art community center on the Lower East Side, the Manny Cantor Center.

The Educational Alliance’s President and CEO is Alan van Capelle.  The chairman of their Board of Trustees is Erica Tishman. Educational Alliance is a Jewish agency that serves people from every ethnic, religious and socio-economic background.

Learn more about Educational Alliance, including volunteer and job opportunities, by visiting edalliance.org or calling (212)780-2300.

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