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Educational Alliance Launches Initiative to Combat Post-Election “Hate & Prejudice”

The Educational Alliance yesterday kicked off a new engagement project called the, "We the People Initiative." Leaders of the Lower East Side social services organization were joined in the lobby of the Manny Cantor Center on East Broadway by

Educational Alliance’s Senior Programs Experience an Asian Population Boom

The Educational Alliance, one of the Lower East Side's oldest social service organizations, has provided senior programming for generations. In some ways, not much has changed. But in a recent visit to the Weinberg Center for Balanced Living, we...

Educational Alliance Art School Opens in January; Open House Dec. 10

The Educational Alliance opened the Manny Center in its refurbished flagship building on East Broadway earlier this year.  Early in 2015, the non-profit social service organization will debut a new art school in the same facility. Here's more from...

Pre-K Concerns? Not on the Lower East Side

Mayor de Blasio and New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer tangled yesterday over Universal Pre-K, one of the mayor's signature initiatives. More than 50,000 kids (4-year-olds) are expected to take part in the program when it debuts next week....

New Ed Alliance President Emphasizes Community

Alan van Cappelle vows to raise the public profile of the 125-year-old institution on the Lower East Side and to engage the community in a robust conversation about key issues facing the rapidly changing neighborhood.

Ribbon Cutting Marks Official Opening of Manny Cantor Center

The new $55 million Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance opened in February, but yesterday it was time to make it official. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver joined members of the board of trustees and the historic agency's...

Two Weeks In: Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance

It's been a couple of weeks since the Educational Alliance opened the Manny Cantor Center inside its gut-renovated flagship building at 197 East Broadway.  We stopped by yesterday for a progress check with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, the center's executive...

Educational Alliance Opens Manny Cantor Center

No media hoopla just yet.  Instead, the Educational Alliance  opened the Manny Cantor Center in relatively low-key fashion yesterday. Social media blasts and email announced the debut of the new facility, which is housed in the agency's gut-renovated flagship...

Residents Raise Concerns About Noise From Two LES Non-Profits

It probably does not come as much of a surprise to anyone that the Lower East Side is one of the noisiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. Mostly due to the high concentration of bars and restaurants in the area above...

Happening Now: Educational Alliance Scaffolding Coming Down

After two years of construction, the scaffolding is coming down this afternoon on the Educational Alliance's flagship building t 197 East Broadway.  At the end of 2011, the large Lower East Side non-profit embarked on a $55 million gut...
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