My first Magazine MercyFirst: Community Portrait_2016 - Page 10

Public Parks in NYC ABOUT THE REPORT This brief community portrait of Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor (Staten Island) and Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights (Brooklyn) aims to provide data-based information that stimulate conversation about the important role of social relationship for youth and families and understanding the risk factors associated with child abuse and maltreatment. Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor and Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights were selected for the purpose of this community portrait, because Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor’s Human Development Index score is slightly below the NYC average and well below the two other community districts of Staten Island. On the other hand, Bay Ridge & Dyker Heights’ Human Development score is well above the NYC’s average HD Index score and Port Richmond, Stapleton & Mariner’s Harbor’s HD Index score but the child abuse rates are similar in both the community districts. Data used for this project are available on WWW.DATA2GO.NYC, a free, on-line mapping and visualization tool with 360 indicators on human need and well-being in NYC. SUPPORTED BY Measure of America (MOA) promotes fact-based public debate about well-being and access to opportunity in the United States, focusing on three issues Americans care deeply about: health, education, and standard of living. Through national and state reports, thematic briefs, and interactive websites, Measure of America aims to breathe life into numbers. MOA’s upcoming A Portrait of New York City report will paint a comprehensive, data-driven pic- ture of how New Yorkers are faring in areas fundamental to well-being. The report, coming in Fall 2017, will feature the community mini-portraits created by NYC-based hu- man services organizations. Design: Katie Grodzki, MercyFirst January 2017 www.mercyfirst.org The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust as- pires to improve lives by supporting exceptional efforts in the U.S. and around the world in health, selected place- based initiatives, and education and human services. The Human Services Council of New York’s mission is to strengthen New York’s nonprofit human services sector, ensuring all New Yorkers, across diverse neighborhoods, cultures, and generations reach their full potential.