The Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center is a Lower East Side-based organization with a mission to empower young women and men to develop into thinkers and community leaders.  Caring for children and young adults in crisis for almost a decade, the Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center works with those most vulnerable to overcome the devastating impact of poverty, neglect, abuse, and developmental or mental challenges, as they strive for a brighter, more independent future.

A nonprofit agency, the Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center strengthens the foundation of families in need throughout the New York metropolitan area. Offering a continuum of care, the Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center meets the unique needs of each individual through our broad array of leading and innovative community based programs.

Established in 2008, The Ana Luisa Garcia Community Center offers supportive programs for youth in urban communities.  Through various initiatives, ALG focuses on mentoring youth ages 4 - 24 by creating a strong, supportive community that could help youth overcome challenges and succeed in life.

Thanks to local support, our programs have survived through partnerships with Grand Street Settlement, Girls Club of the Lower East Side and the Chinatown Y.  Thank you for the in kind space you have provided our participants.

Why us?


92% of our students attend either a 2 year or a 4 year college.  Some of those include, Temple University, Penn State University, NYU, Fordham University, Monroe College, Mount Saint Vincent, SUNY at Albany, SUNY at Binghamton, SUNY at Buffalo, SUNY at Stony Brook, Cornell University, Ithaca College, CUNY BMCC, CUNY Hunter College, CUNY City College and CUNY Queens College.