The Asthma Free School Zone is a project of Real World Foundation (RWF), a 501(c)3, incorporated in New York State in 2003.
The RWF mission is to provide educational, public health, and inspirational benefits to the poor, distressed, and underprivileged. RWF programs are designed to heighten public awareness of the conditions of such people and the remedies to improve such conditions, thus promoting community education and relieving the burdens of government. RWF informs the public about conditions that exist in disadvantaged communities, and the opportunities that exist to improve those conditions, and promotes and supports social advocacy campaigns through training, educational media and creative civic action.
NYC VENDOR: REA011000
NYS Organization number: 240355
131 Avenue B, 1st fl., NYC, NY 10009
T: 212-460-5361 • F: 212-460-9420
RWF Executive Director
Stuart B. Leigh
AFSZ Founder and Director
Board of Directors
Elliot Matz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY
Cynthia J. Weber, Executive Director of Weber Works, Development Officer for Girl Scouts of the USA (retired), NYC, NY
Benay Rubenstein, Executive Director and Founder of The College Initiative, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NYC, NY
Mimi Fahs, Professor, Urban Public Health, and Research Director of Hunter College's Brookdale Center on Aging, NYC, NY
Carol Noblitt, Development Officer, Lupus Foundation, National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations
AQ Research Partner
The Hunter College, Urban Health Program, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences,has been our research partner since 2006 in all our air sampling studies.
AFSZ is supported through individual donations, federal, state and local public funding, remediation funding, foundation grants, and in-kind corporate gifts of goods and services.
Some of our supporters are:
US and NYC Dept. of Transportation
US Environmental Protection Agency
NYS Dept. of Health
NYS Health Foundation,
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Asthma Initiative
NYC City Council: Individual members (MN, BX, BK, QN)
NYC City Council: Manhattan Delegation
South Bronx Asthma Partnership
Community Board 3, MN
Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
Stony Wold-Herbert Fund
Citizens for New York City