About this Initiative
Year Started: 
April 2011
Social issue: 
Education and Youth
Initiative stage: 
Implementing and Sustaining Impact


Astoria, New York, United States of America (the), Mid-Atlantic (DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
Initiative Purpose and Goals: 

Zone 126 is driving community transformation for children and families living in Astoria and Long Island City’s concentrated pockets of poverty in zip codes 11101, 11102, and 11106.

Zone 126 is building Cradle to Career Community Schools, where the school, families, and the community are working together to create a culture of shared responsibility for student success. Integrating supports on academics, health, parent education, youth development, and community development will lead to improved student achievement, increased parent involvement, and a healthier community. Comprehensive cradle to career services are fundamental to ultimately breaking the cycle of poverty.

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