Welcome to the Lower East Side.
New York City’s most legendary neighborhood can be a tough place for a girl to grow up.
of public school students live in poverty
of NYC’s homeless students come from the Lower Eastside
of students perform at grade level in math in grades 3-8
of youth are raised by a grandparent or other family member
of High School students graduate (city average is 70%)
of students are performing at grade level in English in grades 3-8
of schools qualify as overcrowded
of youth are raised in single parent homes
What We Do
The Lower Eastside Girls Club (LESGC) connects girls and young women to healthy and successful futures. Our state-of-the-art center offers a safe haven with programs in the arts, sciences, leadership, entrepreneurship, and wellness for middle and high school girls. Programs are offered at no cost to girls and their families.
The Girls Club Impact:
of girls report they’re more interested in STEM subjects
of girls report that the Girls Club helps them manage stress and anxiety
of girls report that they’re more aware of issues impacting their lives and their community
of girls report discovering new interests and passions
of girls say the Girls Club helps them set goals, plan ahead, and stay motivated
Help us close the gap.
Schools in our neighborhood get $6000 less annual funding per student than wealthier districts around the state.
That’s the gap our girls face, based on an average for our three local schools grades 3-8. Your generous gift gives them a fair shot and access to a full year of Girls Club services. To find out about sponsorship opportunities, including naming rights for key Club facilities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in volunteering? Just fill out this form to apply.