Crain’s recently profiled the Elmezzi Foundation in a piece called “Low-Key Funder’s Big Boro Boost.” The article highlights Elmezzi’s continued efforts to increase educational opportunities, advance medical care and research, as well as the ground-breaking initiatives that we started over the years to ensure that youth in Western Queens have the necessary resources to be successful from cradle to career.
As part of our mission to help underserved folks realize the American Dream and possibilities of living successful, independent lives, we at the Elmezzi Foundation have always been heavily focused on making sure that our community has access to quality education and youth development. As such, we launched the “I Have A Dream” New York – Ravenswood II program and have managed to assist 25 bright young students in graduating high school and matriculating to college with a 100% acceptance rate (with more students on the way next year). Additionally, we launched Zone 126, a non-profit independent of the Elmezzi Foundation, to work with schools and community organizations in Western Queens to make sure that youth have the right tools to propel themselves to successful and meaningful futures.
Our work in Astoria and Long Island City does not stop there though. In fact, the article also covers Elmezzi’s partnership with Mt. Sinai to provide health care management to underserved folks in the community. You can read more about that particular partnership both in the article mentioned in this post (click on the thumbnail below) as well as in a Crain’s Health Pulse Article by clicking here.
We at the Elmezzi Foundation are proud to be able to provide innovative programming in Long Island City and Astoria and are very happy that community members are taking advantage of the many benefits the programs provide.