The Community Depends on US

Last year, your unwavering support helped sustain our community through challenges – health risks, food insecurity, isolation, and access barriers to education and employment – all compounded by the pandemic. Having just entered a new year, we are hopeful that public health advances will alleviate some of these challenges. But if we’ve learned anything from the experiences of 2020, it’s that whatever the future holds, the health of our community depends on US.

That’s why we’re investing in innovative, cross-generational programs like the Community Kitchen, which employs laid-off restaurant workers and young adult graduates of our Culinary Arts Training Program to prepare 1,600 meals a week to at-risk seniors, public housing residents, and others in need.

We’re also maintaining a full schedule of activities at our virtual senior center, and remote learning resources for school-aged children and their families.

“People are going through a hard time socially and health-wise,” said Susan, a local senior who also volunteers at the center.

“I’ve told them,‘become part of the Stanley Isaacs family’ because coming here saves people’s lives, as it has saved mine. It’s been a godsend.”

Thank you for partnering with us to serve and empower people like Susan and her neighbors, especially through the difficulties of the last year. I hope you’ll stay by our side as we work to rebound and rebuild stronger and better.

Isaacs in the News

They’re Young, Unemployed, and Facing Bleak Prospects

– The New York Times

With Food Insecurity on the Rise, the President of Meals on Wheels America Shares How You Can Help

– Travel + Leisure

The Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (Isaacs 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.

We work with the poor, the isolated and disconnected of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities, to promote social and physical well-being, and encourage growth, self-reliance, and dignity throughout every stage of life.