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Educational Alliance’s Manny Cantor Center offers free family support, education, and other community services for children, teens, and adults of all ages and backgrounds. See below for a list of community resources at Manny Cantor Center, at our Educational Alliance sister sites, in the Lower East Side, and beyond. And tell us in the comments: what other resources, programming and help can we offer in anxious times?

Learn about Educational Alliance’s “We the People” Initiative.

Community Resources @ Manny Cantor Center

Read a Message to Immigrant New Yorkers from Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito here.

Get Community Help at Manny Cantor Center:


  • Parenting Support
    New Parents Group, Breastfeeding Support, Newborn Care and other free classes at our Parenting Center. Call (646) 395-4251.


  • Job Support
    One-on-One Counseling, Resume Help, Computer Lab and other job support services at our Educational Alliance Job Services. Call (646) 395-4260.
  • Teen Support
    Mentoring, College Preparation, Recreational Activities and other services at our Teen Center. Call (646) 395-4295.
  • ESL/GED Classes
    Tuition free ESL & high school equivalency (GED) classes at Manny Cantor Center’s new sister site: Educational Alliance’s Center for Recovery & Wellness. Call (646) 395-4384.

Older Adults

  • Benefits Enrollment
    Medicaid, Medical Services Plan, Nutrition Assistance, Housing Rent & Heating Bill Assistance at Weinberg Center. Call (646) 395-4270.
  • Social Services
    Long-term care planning, Crisis Intervention, Supportive Counseling at Weinberg Center. Call (646) 395-4270.
  • Meals & Activities
    Breakfast & Lunch, Stress Management Workshops, Exercise Classes and other activities. Call (646) 395-4270.

Get Community Help the Lower East Side

Free Mental Health Services, Benefits Screening, and Legal & Financial Services available at:

Get Immigration Help in the Lower East Side, New York City, and Nation-Wide

Get Centered

Get Involved: How You Can Help

  • Yes, I’ll Walk My Neighbor NYC
    Sign Up To accompany neighbors on their commute in light of recent harassment spikes.
  • Yes, I’ll Lend A Hand
    Volunteer at Manny Cantor Center to translate materials into English and Spanish, teacher computer class, serve lunch to older adults in the community and more.