Educational Alliance brings together and partners with diverse communities in Lower Manhattan, offering individuals and families high-quality, multi-generational programs and services that enhance their well-being and socioeconomic opportunities.

As we have for 130 years, we offer best-in-class programming—now across 15 sites—focusing on a mix of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, and civic engagement. Educational Alliance’s network of community centers includes the 14th Street Y, the Center for Recovery and Wellness, the Manny Cantor Center, the Sirovich Center, and Educational Alliance Community Schools.

Bridgemark is proud to be partnering with Education Alliance to host a Pumpkin Painting Party at PS/MS 140 this year! PS/MS 140 provides expanded learning opportunities to students in Grades K-5 on the Lower East Side through a community schools partnership with Educational Alliance. Students participating in expanded learning time are involved in a wide range of activities, including visual arts and crafts, and community service activities. Educational Alliance’s program at PS/MS140 is also a Boys and Girls Club of America site.

The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed in the classroom by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.

The Kids In Need Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1995, has distributed $1 billion in school supplies, directly benefiting more than 6 million students and nearly 200,000 teachers in 2018. For more information, visit, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KidsInNeed

NCLD empowers the 1 in 5 of us with learning and attention issues to succeed in school, at work and in life.

Through our initiatives and with the expertise of our renowned Professional Advisory Board, NCLD creates programs, research and practical resources to reduce stigma, promote self-advocacy skills and mobilize a powerful force of knowledgeable advocates to create real change. Visit for more information and find free resources for parents at

Why childhood cancer?

  • Every day, 41 children are diagnosed with cancer
  • 1 out of 5 children who are diagnosed with cancer dies
  • 3 out of 5 who survive children’s cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
  • Across all ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups, cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.

Children's Oncology Group is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research

Uniting more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals around the world.

SHARE! We encourage you to support the campaign by posting images with your Kick Childhood Cancer scarf, or other favorite club scarf, on Instagram and Twitter using #ScarvesUp to celebrate Scarftember. MLS WORKS will make a donation to Children’s Oncology Group for each post that includes the hashtag.