Potential Risk Factors

The risk factors listed in this section were identified by the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School (http://bit.ly/Risk_Map) as high risk factors for chronic absence and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (http://bit.ly/CommRisk) as factors that affect the health and safety of the community.

Vacant Storefronts

Empty lots

Burned out buildings/ homes

Traffic dangers

Gang activity


Transportation options

Housing quality

Housing instability

Economic stress

Air quality

Involvement with ACS

Adult educational attainment