We liken the Rockaway Community to a microcosm of the United States. Locked within an 11.5 mile radius are our high 6 and 7 figure incomes represented by Belle Harbor and Breezy Point. On the other end are middle income families, in the low 6 and high 5 figure range, not wealthy but stable home owners with college bound kids. In the middle lies 6 public housing units, a city within itself of 45,000 residents—This is the Action Center’s base, Far Rockaway, Queens. It is a 3rd world country within the backyard of one of the brightest beacons of first world promise, New York City—where 65% of residents and their children live 200% below poverty levels.