We The People Initiative

We the People

Responsive Community Resources

@ Manny Cantor Center, Educational Alliance & Beyond



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


You Are Welcome Here歡迎 光臨Es Bienvenido Aqui

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:

Henry Street Neighborhood Resource Center 

University Settlement 

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

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC  | 139 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002 | Immigration-Related legal and other services for  immigrants, refugees, asylees, and their families. 

Guide to Immigration & Citizenship Resources in NYC 

Legal Aid Society: Immigration Concerns Under President Trump

Immigrant Legal Resource Center Guide To What Immigrants Can Do Now

ACLU Know Your Rights Guide 

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viverito’s Message to Immigrant New Yorkers

Get Centered

Mental Health Support Hotline | Call or text NYC-Well or txt WELL to 65173, if you or your loved one is feeling anxious about the future. Free & confidential.

Trauma, Social Media & Self Care: Tips to balance social media usage and self-care  

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.

What To Do If… 

You witness harassment 

You witness every-day bigotry

You experience Islamophobic harassment 

For Parents

Your kids ask about the post-election environment 

For Educators

Your students ask about the post-election environment 

Practical ways to get involved 

For Teens

You are harassed in school 

You are stopped or questioned by the police

What have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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