Children's Aid to Take Part in Campaign Against Proposed Cuts to Child Care and After-School Programs

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On Monday, March 5th at 1pm on the steps of City Hall, parents, advocates, & elected officials will launch a citywide campaign against the Mayor’s proposed massive cuts to child care and after-school programs.  Children’s Aid is a leader in this campaign, made up of the Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care and the NYC Youth Alliance.

The Mayor’s preliminary budget, coupled with other recent changes, would eliminate 15,900 child care slots and  slash after-school program capacity by 50% – so that 31,800 fewer children will be served in after-school programs come September.  All told, more than 47,000 children and their families will lose access to these essential programs.

These cuts would deeply affect the children and families that we serve.  Many of our programs are threatened.

There will be many opportunities to get involved with this Campaign in the coming months.  Please look out for updates on our Take Action page.

The Children’s Aid Societyis an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City.  Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214 email anthonyr@childrensaidsociety.orgor visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

 

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