Lower Eastside Girls Club

Center for Community Grand Opening Gala
Center for Community, NYC
November 2013

The Lower Eastside Girls Club was founded in 1996 to address the historic lack of services available to girls and young women on the Lower East Side. The 30,000 sq. ft. Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community will enable the organization to reach thousands of at risk youth through weekend, afterschool and summer programming. The new building hosts a full STEM program, including a 30’ dome planetarium, a commercial kitchen for job training and culinary arts, a Center for Media and Social Justice led by Rosario Dawson, and the permanent home of The Tyra Banks TZONE, which will be every girl’s first experience at the Girls Club and the epicenter of learning for body image, entrepreneurialism and college preparedness.

To celebrate the grand opening of the Lower Eastside Girls Club Center for Community, a gala was held in seven different rooms of the center with hosts including Tyra Banks, Rosario Dawson, Simon Doonan, Ben Jealous among others.

Learn more about the Lower Eastside Girls Club