About Us

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. Guided by Jewish values, we believe strong communities can transform lives and we offer high-quality, affordable education programs, health services, and diverse cultural enrichment right where New Yorkers live and raise their families. Our community centers make the city a brighter, friendlier and more supportive place by offering multi-generational programs that push boundaries and break barriers, sharing critical tools to foster relationships and advance the well-being of people in New York City.

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

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