Children’s Aid Society and Diverse Coalition Demand City Reinstate Funding for After-School Programs

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The Children’s Aid Society, along with representatives from CAMBA, The Educational Alliance, The After-School Corporation, YMCA of Greater New York, United Neighborhood Houses, Good Shepherd Services, UJA-Federation and other advocates, was joined by Council members Lew Fidler and Jumanne D. Williams at a press conference on the steps of City Hall this morning to demand the City reinstate the $23 million proposed reduction in vital after-school programs.

“These programs provide essential opportunities and support for low-income children and have been proven to promote healthy development and reductions in crime, substance abuse, and pregnancy among teens. At least 16,000 underprivileged children will lose their after-school program throughout the City. We urge the Bloomberg Administration to work with The City Council to restore these devastating cuts” said Richard Buery, President and CEO of The Children’s Aid Society.

Please visit our Take Action Page to learn how you can contact the Mayor and City Council to demand that the cuts be restored before the June 30th budget deadline.