We Did It!

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As you may have heard, the City Council voted on a budget for the fiscal year beginning on July 1 – and there is good news. Together, Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn and the City Council restored significant funding for early childhood and after-school programs in some of New York City’s poorest neighborhoods.

These programs put thousands of underprivileged children on a pathway to college and out of poverty. They set children up for success in school and support academic development and enrichment beyond the school day. They also help low-income families work – and stay employed – by providing skilled and secure care for their children.

We're still determining how the restorations will affect our own programs, and we will keep you posted as we learn more. In the meantime, we want to thank all of you who signed petitions, wrote letters, rallied and demanded to be heard.

With your help, we have taken one critical step closer to creating the high-quality, sustainable systems required to transform low-income communities.