What is
Collective Impact?

We connect the community, our schools, and our service providers to create a cross-sector effort to support local families. Through a collaboration of resources, ideas, and data sharing with local partners, we can create a more complete educational pipeline that ensures students are supported from cradle to career.

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Zone 126 is committed to measuring our collective impact on the children and families in our community.

We work with a third-party evaluator to implement a robust, mixed-methods, longitudinal evaluation that is designed to measure impact on target child outcomes that include: Kindergarten readiness, academic achievement, positive youth development, social-emotional growth, and college and career readiness. Furthermore, our evaluation approach enables us to identify community needs, provide services to families, gauge partner program and school quality, and identify ways in which we could improve our ongoing work within the Zone.

Our Focus Areas

Thrive By Five

Pre-Natal to Pre-K

The Thrive by Five focus area concentrates on pre-natal, post-natal and school readiness.


Students Achieve

Kindergarten to 8th Grade

The Student’s Achieve focus area concentrates on students who are in Kindergarten through 8th grade to ensure that they meet 3rd grade ELA and math proficiency and 8th grade ELA and math, which are clear indicators of high school graduation rates. Services within the focus area include social and emotional wellness, literacy arts, elementary to middle school transition, middle school to high school transition, and more.


Young Adults Succeed

9th to 12th Grade/College & Career

The Young Adults Succeed focus area concentrates on students in 9th through 12th grade along with post-secondary education. Services in this focus area include SAT Preparation, College & Career Readiness activities, and more.


Family & Community Engagement

The Family & Community Engagement focus area concentrates on supporting the children/youth holistically by integrating supports for the whole family and community to ensure everyone succeeds.


Meet our School Implementation Partners

Zone 126 teams up with local partners in order to connect our schools and community with the resources they need to thrive. Here are the organizations we work with to make this happen

PS 171Q- Peter G. Van Alst

Principal: Laura Kavourias

Address: Address: 14-14 29th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11102

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IS 126Q- Albert Shanker
School for Visual & Performing Arts

Principal: Alexander Angeuira

Address: Address: 31-51 21st St
Long Island City, NY 11106

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Long Island City High School

Principal: Vivian P. Selenikas

Address: Address: 14-30 Broadway
Long Island City, NY 11106

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Impact in the Zone

When we take collective responsibility for our students and families, we give them the chance to thrive. See our progress, read our success stories, and learn how you can get involved.

See The Numbers

See what we can do together.

Zone 126 is able to do what we do through the generosity of our community and supporters. When Zone 126 is thriving, so are our students. And when our students thrive, so do our families, our businesses, and our communities. We’re all in this together.