We are going to tell it to you straight.  We’re in the Rockaways, a peninsula in Queens, south of JFK Airport.  
An 11.5 mile stretch of land, a microcosm, a dichotomy actually of all you find in the US.  
Multi-millionaires on one side.  Middle class on the other end.  Extreme poverty in the middle.


While we serve the entire peninsula, it is our residents living in the middle who require the bulk of our services.
Those in our housing projects, who live 200% below poverty levels, yes we’re talking in Third World conditions – all while being in the backyard of one of the brightest beacons of First World promise –  New York City.


For 15 years, we have been the last line of defense for Rockaway’s poorest.
We’re a one-stop-shop for people’s basic needs down here.
We provide food and clothes and dozens of education and empowerment programs for kids and adults.

Whatever people need to get on their feet.  And out of poverty.  We also provide dancing, joy, smiles and love.  

PANEL 4B1 (1)

The Action Center believing that every child deserves the promise of their full potential,
creates change on three fronts.
Education, Feeding and Anti-Poverty Empowerment Services.

The Action Center’s platform of investing in Tomorrow, Today;
has led to saving thousands of lives, bettering futures and moving families
beyond the depths of poverty.
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Educational Investment in Tomorrow, Today

The Action Center’s collective programs create children who are more likely to complete high school, not be arrested, have good health and become a productive member of society.
An investment of $2,350 to keep one at-risk child in the Action Center Programs saves an annual societal cost of $37,612 per child in poverty in New York for the remainder of that child’s life time.
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Turning Food Insecurity,         into Secure Food Resources

Despite food insecurity and significant hunger for our base, tons of food surpluses continue to be thrown away.
We’re changing that. Instead of filling landfills, we’re filling hungry bellies with good nutritious hot food that would otherwise be wasted.
Join The Action Center in being a part of the solution!

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Micro-Financing Out of Poverty, One Mom at A Time

Micro-Financing Out of Poverty, One Mom at A Time
For as little as $6 dollars a day, you can move a family out of poverty and to self-sufficiency in just one year!
Leveraging our partners’ commitment to providing supplies, jobs, volunteers, & training, combined with access to micro-financing resources,
The Action Center is able to dramatically offset the cost and time typically needed to make this positive change.
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