ERDA provides residents of public housing with the tools and resources needed to achieve self sufficiency and economic mobility.

Please support ERDA in 2011 so we can continue to provide residents of public housing in Western Queens with the tools and resources they need to achieve self-sufficiency and economic mobility. Resources we raise during our holiday appeal will directly be used to help our high school seniors go to college this fall -- each of these students will be the first in their families to do so.

1. www.erdalliance.org

2. ERDA provides employment, financial counseling and education, college access, and community economic revitalization services.

3. In the communities where we work, approximately half of working age adults are not working and only 1 in 10 residents have a college degree.

4. This year ERDA opened the ERDA Federal Credit Union!

5. ERDA employs a team of community organizers who live in public housing in Western Queens.