Our Challenges

Our Challenges Consider this The Action Center’s base has the lowest Adult Educational Attainment rate in all of Queens, and an achievement gap of well over 10% between our youth and their New York counterparts

  • 41% of adult residents Served by the Action Center have less than a High School Education
  • 27% of our youth drop out before completing High School
  • Less than 40% Graduate with their Original Class
  • 7% of the female population has less than a 9th education
  • Births to single mothers is over 55%

Yet while the unemployment rate for those without a HS diploma is 32%, For those who have participated in Action Center Educational Programs the rate is less than 6%.

Our Approach is making a Difference.