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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’s network of community centers in Lower Manhattan.

A nonprofit beacon of hope for over 130 years, Educational Alliance believes in the power of communities to lift up people of all ages and turn strangers into neighbors. Our network of community centers and community-based programs in Lower Manhattan offer high-quality, affordable education programs, health services, and diverse cultural enrichment right where New Yorkers live, work, and raise their families. We make the city a brighter, friendlier and more supportive place. Guided by Jewish values, Educational Alliance celebrates the differences and individuality every person brings when they walk through our doors because we know that there is more that connects us than keeps us divided. We invite you to join us as we partner with our neighbors, strengthen our city, and pave the way for more generations of New Yorkers to live enriched and fulfilling lives – because you belong here.

Learn more about Educational Alliance, including volunteer and job opportunities, by visiting edalliance.org.

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