Over THIRTY young adults came out to our first Youth Empowerment Leadership Program Tuesday night, making it a huge success. To build on this, we need your help. 

#90Day90K - Less than 9% of low-income students earn a Bachelor’s degree. Every day, ERDA is fighting to change this alarming statistic. And you can too

In-depth SAT, college preparation, and college retention services – including one-on-one counseling about the FAFSA and financial aid – for juniors, seniors, and their parents. With your investment, we will renovate our Astoria office and expand these services by leaps and bounds. 

ERDA has begun work with on its Women’s Leadership Council. The Council will build upon the community’s strengths, empowering women to advocate for their rights as public housing residents, and work together to affect change on issues related to community health, fresh food access and parenting. Invest in us to renovate our home for this program. Let’s raise 90K in 90 days. 

“My name is Hollis Jackson Jr. and I am a parent and resident of Queensbridge houses. My daughter Shuave Jackson joined ERDA as a part of the ERDA Scholars program for incoming 11th graders and she has received SAT and college prep support. This program helped her tremendously. Because she attended the SAT program, she scored 200 points higher than when she first took the exam. Likewise, because she attended the Scholar’s program, we knew how to navigate the financial aid system. She is currently attending SUNY-Oswego and she is receiving grants to cover her tuition, room and board at a reputable college.”

With your support, we will be able to continue this tremendous success with our college access program. Invest in us, and let’s get to 90K in 90 days.