Community Partners

We are proud to offer classes onsite at your school and at the Downtown Community Center in collaboration with several high-quality program providers:

The Story Pirates are a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the words and ideas of young people, to promote literacy as a vital part of education, and to preserve the spark of youthful creativity often lost in the transition to adulthood.

The Appalachian Mountain Club, the nation's oldest outdoor recreation and conservation organization, promotes the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Appalachian region.

Tribeca Clayworks, the first ceramics studio in the neighborhood, has been conducting ceramics classes for children and adults downtown for the past 15 years.

TADA! Youth Theater has produced award-winning original musicals performed by kids aged 8-18 for family audiences for more than 25 years.

FIRST Lego League was founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology. The Lego Robotics program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.

Asana Alphabet Yoga provides high-quality yoga instruction for youth of all ages throughout the NYC area, as well as teacher training for qualified instructors.

New York Chinese Cultural Center Founded in 1974, the New York Chinese Cultural Center (NYCCC), a nonprofit cultural and educational institution, is dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in the global community and to preserving the art of Chinese dance. NYCCC fulfills its mission by offering professional classes, workshops and performances while nurturing creative and innovative new works that reflect the rich cultural heritages and the diverse community of today. NYCCC's core programs aim to support and present artists of the highest caliber to provide a vital linkage between communities and across generations.