The Lower Eastside Girls Club 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. To find out about membership for a girl in 6th-12th grade, please fill out our Membership Inquiry form.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community
NYC’s first and only Girls Club facility is 33,000 square feet of safe space to learn and grow
Girls discover the fascinating universe of science and technology, develop an appreciation and love of STEM subjects, and confidently realize that they too can thrive in these male-dominated fields.
East Village Planetarium
A 64-seat, 30-foot cutting-edge planetarium (no, seriously!) that teaches earth and sky science, astro-visualization and digital design
We Mean Business and Mentoring
Girls gain meaningful employment experience and entrepreneurial training. They access resources, connect with mentors, build social capital, and pursue opportunities.
Alphabet City Art School
Girls tap into their creative passions, explore a variety of opportunities in the arts, humanities and media, and connect with the thriving art scene in New York with courses in photography, digital film, sewing and
material arts, drawing painting, sculpture, and more
GALA: Girls as Activists, Leaders and Advocates
Girls build supportive peer groups and learn to navigate the complexities of urban life. They broaden their worldview and strengthen their advocacy skills. They simultaneously develop tolerance, empathy, a capacity
for ethical decision-making, and a commitment to contributing towards a greater good.