CAS Children Protest Afterschool Budget Cuts in Harlem

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“Based on the economic climate, the government needs to know that what’s going on in the city hurts entire families,” Casper Lassiter, Director of Dunlevy Milbank Center said. “They need our services.”

On Thursday, October 20th about a hundred CAS children and supervisors marched in New York City to protects cuts to afterschool programs.

Lights on Afterschool is a national effort to draw greater attention to the value of afterschool programs as well as urge lawmakers to preserve funding for these vital programs. Each event is designed to raise awareness of the programs currently serving students, the impact that prolonged cutbacks have on students, and the need for sustained support of these programs.

For more information, read the post on The Uptowner. NY1 also attended and covered the march and posted a video on their website. You can also find out more on our website here.