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Good Old Lower East Side, Inc. (GOLES) is a grassroots organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977.

GOLES serves, engages, and empowers low- and moderate-income residents of the LES/Loisaida, specifically people of color, through community organizing, public education, direct services, community-based participatory research, and coalition building.  Our work focuses on six interrelated issue areas: housing, land use, disaster preparedness and environmental resiliency, healthy aging, job readiness, and youth.