The average monthly rent in New York is $2,801, 53% higher than San Francisco, the second most expensive city in the country. (Center for an Urban Future)

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

Queens

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation was established in 1999. The organization serves the NYCHA community in Far Rockaway, which is home to more than 10,000 residents in 3,576 apartments in 60 buildings on five campuses, all within a four-mile stretch of Far Rockaway.

OBCDC has provides “wrap-around” social services to residents in NYCHA housing and develops resources to revitalize and transform the community including work with seniors and youth. Work with older adults includes computer training, access to senior services, and transportation to local doctor’s appointments, community services, and activities.

Families United for Learning and Literacy (FULL)


Educational deficits jeopardize family economic security and educational success for too many New York City families.


• Only 38% of 3rd to 8th graders are considered proficient in English Language Arts, and just 36% are proficient in Math. Many of these children will eventually leave high school prematurely, without the full range of skills necessary to succeed in post-secondary education or the job market.

• NYC is home to 2.2 million adult residents who lack English proficiency and/or a high school diploma. As a result, these New Yorkers earn significantly less than their peers, putting economic success for them and their families out of reach.

Although family literacy models vary, they represent a form of two-generation programs designed to focus equally and intentionally on services and opportunities for a parent and their child to learn together and succeed together.

To learn more, visit http://www.familyliteracyny.org/ 

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