Flushing Mobility LABs Initiative Convenes Community Advisory Group at CPC Queens Community Center
On Tuesday, November 19th, the Flushing Mobility LABs Initiative convened and held the first meeting of its Community Advisory Group at CPC Queens Community Center to discuss poverty and economic opportunity in Flushing, Queens. The Community Advisory Group is made up of individuals who live or work in Flushing and represent hard-to-reach communities. They will gather monthly to discuss community barriers to mobility and solutions to improving the neighborhood. The Community Advisory Group will advise on a community research survey tool, decide on issues of focus, and make recommendations for a final implementation plan.
Through the generous support of Robin Hood, CPC launched the Flushing Mobility LABs Initiative in September with co-leading organizations Asian Americans for Equality, the Child Center of NY, Queens Public Library, MinKwon Center for Community Action, and RIVER FUND. This initiative is a nine-month planning grant to conduct research and develop a community-centered plan to combat poverty and promote economic mobility in Flushing.