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Soup’s Up—and Fresh Produce Too!

Our Soup’s Up program combines two of our passions: fighting hunger and helping young people gain skills.

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Expanding Summer Options for Teens 

From painting a mural to learning how to cook, our summer program gave young people a fun and enriching place to go in the evenings.

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center is a non-profit, multi-service organization located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan focused on the needs of children and low-income families, out-of-school and out-of-work youth, and aging New Yorkers, including our isolated and homebound elderly neighbors.

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Food and Nutrition

We are dedicated to addressing food insecurity for homebound seniors and other vulnerable neighbors. We provide food and pantry items to those in need, including thousands of nutritious meals prepared in our onsite kitchen each week.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Soup’s Up
  • Emergency food pantry
  • Congregate meals
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Older Adult Services

We serve more than 2,000 older adults, including residents of Isaacs/Holmes and Taft/Johnson public housing and of the local Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC). Through our Meals on Wheels and congregate meals, educational and recreational activities, case management, and health and wellness management, we help our older neighbors, including those who are homebound, to age in place with dignity.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Case management
  • Senior Center / Virtual Senior Center
  • Senior Suppers
  • Partner Events
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Education and Workforce

We provide out-of-work and out-of-school young adults, ages 17 to 24, with intensive case management, job readiness training, and placement in sector-focused internships and employment. Participants enter or re-enter the workforce, and pursue educational opportunities that boost their hourly wage earnings and put them on a sustainable career path.

  • High School Equivalency Classes
  • Case Management and Social Support
  • Employment Training Programs
    • Advance & Earn / Culinary Arts Training
    • Community Healthcare
    • Youth Development / Human Services
    • Information Technology (IT)
  • Isaacs Scholars Program
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School-age Children and Adolescents

We serve more than 600 children and adolescents, primarily from low-income and working poor families, who are at high risk of poor educational and social-emotional outcomes, and chronic health issues like asthma and obesity. We offer highly engaging, educationally appropriate programs and services to support health, wellness, and education for youth in our community.

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