By 2022, the Staten Island Alliance will improve the overall well being of
children ages birth through eight years old on the North Shore community of Staten Island.
Why Are We Motivated
To Create Change in the North Shore?
While there are many existing community assets in Staten Island's North Shore Community, children and families continue to face complex and interrelated challenges in the following areas:
The North Shore (Community District 1) is currently ranked 56th out of 59 New York City school districts for early education enrollment among 3 and 4 year old children (2015).
Only thirty one percent of the North Shore’s third graders are reading at or above grade level, though some schools have pass rates of ten percent or less (2016).
Rates of children’s asthma-related health events and illness are 3-4x higher on the North Shore of Staten Island than Mid-Island or on the South Shore (2010).
When compared to other community districts in Staten Island, the North Shore experiences not only higher, but increasing rates of children living below the poverty line. (2014)
Significant disparities exist in outcomes across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability status, English proficiency, and parental education attainment.
The Change We Seek
Every child is supported:
Parents, caregivers, and families have access to relevant resources and actively participate in their child’s developmentRead More
Every child is prepared:
Children have exposure to meaningful and appropriate development opportunities and access to systems of supports to be successful when transitioning to schoolRead More
Every child is successful:
Students have the confidence, ability, and support to succeed within the classroomRead More
Achieves More Together
The Staten Island Alliance uses a Collective Impact approach to accomplish our goals. This requires a collaborative effort across a network of organizations, working towards a common agenda that improves outcomes for children and families of Staten Island’s North Shore Community.