Children’s Aid Society President Reacts to Mayor’s Preliminary Budget, Cuts to After-School and Early Childhood Programs

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January 30, 2013

Richard Buery, The Children’s Aid Society President and CEO:

“Once again the mayor’s proposed cuts to after-school and early childhood programs will continue a disappointing trend of shrinking programs for the children in our city who need them most,” said The Children’s Aid Society President and CEO Richard R. Buery, Jr. “Early childhood programs give vulnerable families the support they need in the critical first years of life, preparing children for school. After-school programs provide vital academic support, including homework help and tutoring, and promote positive engagement in school. These programs also help the economy by allowing parents to participate in the workforce and by providing employment opportunities. A budget that does not prioritize needy children and working families fails the test of fairness and opportunity for all New Yorkers. We at Children’s Aid are committed to working with our government, nonprofit and corporate partners to restore this critical funding.”

About The Children’s Aid Society
The Children’s Aid Society is 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.org or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.