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.
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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