Issue: #1
March 2014
Welcome to our Newsletter!
Welcome to Zone 126's first issue of our newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading these stories and learning more about future events, programs and ways to be involved in 2014. Feel free to share this newsletter with your friends and colleagues and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for future updates.
Community Events 
Kindergarten Registration Campaign a Great Success
On Wednesday, February 12th,  Zone 126 and our partners Urban Upbound, Jacob Riis Settlement and City Year held our first Kindergarten Registration Campaign to help Astoria Houses families register their child for kindergarten online with the help of NYCHA and their Digital Van. 

Elected officials and other Zone 126 partners attended and participated in a press conference to advocate for our families and voice the need for increased computer literacy and online access to bridge the digital divide.
Zone 126 Cradle to Career Pipeline 
Programs Launch in Zone Schools
Zone 126 and Collective Impact partners launched 3 programs last month within our Zone schools to positively impact our parents and students.
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Impact by the Numbers 
Our Annual Report       

This February, Zone 126 released our 2013 Annual ReportOur report highlights our growth, accomplishments, and reinforces why we do our work: our long standing commitment to the community and breaking the cycle of poverty through education.

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Upcoming Events: Call for Volunteers
Join Us for Dr. Seuss Read Along Day
Volunteer and Celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday with Zone 126. Oh! The Things You Will Read! is an opportunity to share your love of reading with the next generation of great authors. Volunteers will get the chance to read Dr. Seuss books and engage students in fun and literacy building activities.


Behind the Scenes: the Zone 126 Team  
Arroyo Joins District 30 CEC
Maritza Arroyo, Executive Director, has become one of the newest members of the NYC Department of Education Community District Education Council District #30 (CDEC 30).

Community Education Councils are deliberative bodies that help to shape educational policies and priorities in their districts. Community Education Council members are parent volunteers who provide hands-on leadership and support for their community's public schools.

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