Zone 126 receives $125K grant from Guttman Foundation
by Chase Collum
Jan 14, 2015 | 1329 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Astoria and Long Island City education not-for-profit Zone 126 last week announced a grant of $125,000 from the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation.

The grant will fund a new early childhood program in Astoria and Long Island City in partnership with the Parent-Child Home Program and the Child Center of New York. The program will offer home visitation to 25 families with children aged two and three who reside in Astoria Houses.

“We are thrilled that Parent-Child Home Program will be expanding to work with families in Astoria Houses,” said Sarah Walzer, chief executive officer of the Parent-Child Home Program. “Working in this community will help spread the PCHP mission and ensure that every child enters school ready to succeed.”

The grant will be used in conjunction with City Council funding to expand early childhood programs in northwest Queens.

Traci Donnelly, CEO and executive director of The Child Center of NY, said the grant will help close the education gap and “help children establish a lifelong love of learning.”

“The program will also benefit moms and dads, as they learn more about helping their children build social and cognitive skills for success,” Donnelly said.

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