In the News

Learn more about past initiatives and our continued commitment to the children and families within Astoria and Long Island City.

For all press and media inquiries, please contact Anju Rupchandani — arupchandani “at”
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Helping Students Succeed With the Neighborhood
Forest Hills Times, February 28, 2017


Zone 126 Executive Director Featured in It’s Queens Top 15 Movers & Shakers 
It’s Queens-The Magazine, October 27, 2016

New Executive Director lays out vision for Zone 126
Queens Ledger, September 27, 2016

Zone 126 and Summer Advantage USA bring summer programming to Queens students for second year
NYN Media, June 28, 2016

Zone 126, LIC High School celebrate student achievement
LIC Journal, June 2, 2016

Students at LIC Hosted Community School Breakfast Showcasing Their Achievement
QueensLatino, May 31, 2016

Library of Congress Books Coming to LIC
Queens Tribune, May 5, 2016

Reading Remains Fundamental
Queens Chronicle, May 5, 2016

Maloney Encourages Literacy
Queens Gazette, May 4, 2016

Profile of a Success Mentor, Office of Community School – NYC Department of Education
April Newsletter, 2016

A Bold Shift to Make Public Schools Serve Poor Students
Yes! Magazine, January 25, 2016


Zone 126 Summit focuses on Collective Impact in New York
America’s Promise Alliance, December 9, 2015

Nolan Testifies At PS 111 Receivership Hearing
Queens Gazette, October 7, 2015

Constantinides, Local Groups Collect School Supplies
Queens Gazette, September 23, 2015

What will transform public schools? Answer: Tri-Sector Athletes in Education
Huffington Post Blog, September 22, 2015

Low-key funder’s big boro boost
Crain’s New York Business, September 14-20, 2015

Zone 126 to lead Renewal School Program
Long Island City Partnership News, August 13, 2015

Zone 126 Wins DOE Contract
Queens Gazette, August 5, 2015

Astoria-based Nonprofit Organization Awarded $3.8M in Contracts to Lead NYC DOE Renewal Community School Efforts
NewYorkNonprofit Daily, August 3, 2015

How Non-Profits Can Help Your Business
This is Queensborough, Business News from Queens Chamber of Commerce, March 2015

Zone 126 Receives $125,000 from Guttman Foundation
LIC/Astoria Journal, January 14, 2015

Zone 126 Awarded  $125,000 from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation
New York Nonprofit Press, January 5, 2015


Zone 126 enhances “Cradle to Career” programming
Queens Ledger, December 4, 2014

What Happened to Obama’s “Promise Neighborhoods? in NYC”
CityLimits, November 14, 2014

Zone 126 Announces $3M Pledge from Elmezzi Foundation 
New York Nonprofit Press, September 17, 2014

Group looks to combat education issues in Astoria/LIC
Queens Ledger, July 09, 2014

$50K Awarded to Local Nonprofit Zone 126, Helps Children and Families 
WeHeartLIC, July 09, 2014

Community Spotlight – Anju J. Rupchandani, Director of  Collective Impact Partnerships for Zone 126
GradNation, June 23, 2014

Zone 126, Socrates team up for arts education
Queens Ledger, June 18, 2014

Children in LIC & Astoria Learn through Farming & Education
New York Nonprofit Press, May 12, 2014

Constantanides, Zone 126 and Urban Upbound Host Pre-K Registration
Queens Gazette, April 23, 2014

Zone 126 Celebrates Dr. Seuss Read Along Day
GradNation, March 18, 2014

Early Education Program Launches at Astoria’s P.S. 17
DNAinfo New York, February 25, 2014

Kindergarten Registration Push Looks to Bridge Digital Divide in Queens 
DNAinfo New York, February 13, 2014


Zone 126 creates parents as partners in their student’s education
America’s Promise Alliance, December 13, 2013

Education Nonprofit Zone 126 Gets First Book Grant 
Queens Gazette, November 27, 2013

Astoria City Council candidates talk education
Queens Chronicle, August 29, 2013

Astoria’s education issues main focus of City Council forum 
The Long Island City/Astoria Journal, August 28, 2013

Vallone, Simotas Address BELL Summer Learning Grads 
Queens Gazette, August 14, 2013

Vallone, Zone 126 Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss 
Queens Gazette, July 31, 2013

Vallone city grant funds PS 17 academic program for the summer 
Times Ledger, July 31, 2013

Arroyo Diaz Named Executive Director of Zone 126
New York Nonprofit Press, May 13, 2013


Nonprofit’s grants to help Astoria kids
Times Ledger, July 24, 2012

Summer programs at Astoria Houses
Queens Chronicle, June 14, 2012

Queens Foundation Receives Federal Grant For Astoria Houses Education Program
NY1, January 14, 2012


Astoria, NY wins federal promise neighborhood grant
December 20, 2011