Wed., June 10th, Rally at City Hall to Save NYC After School Programs

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Kids & Families Will Speak Out Against Budget Cuts at 4PM

Media Contact 646-395-4076 646-395-4075

The “Stand By Our Kids!” Coalition will rally at City Hall on Wed., June 10th at 4pm to urge Mayor Bloomberg to reinstate $6 million for OST2 (Out-of-School Time Option 2) after school programs to his budget.

This cut will eliminate after school programs and educational opportunities for 10,750 youth from working class families in 88 programs citywide. Youth, families, successful graduates from these programs, and community leaders from all 5 boroughs of NYC will speak out and present the Mayor’s office with a signed petition containing thousands of signatures from people who oppose these cuts.

Media Alert: Open to the Public

Stand By Our Kids – OST2 Rally & Press Conference

City Hall
2 Lafayette Street (at Chambers Street)
New York, NY 10007

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009


The “Stand By Our Kids!” Coalition is a partnership of more than 40 organizations that provide life-changing services to NYC youth. These programs allow parents of working class families to earn a living while their children develop skills that will support their success as future leaders. The Coalition has mounted street-level, media, online and eAdvocacy efforts to bring attention to this issue. To learn more, visit

The following OST2 providers will be affected by this budget cut:

Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Inc.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Inc. of NYC
Brighton Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Broadway Housing Communities, Inc.
Bronx Council on the Arts, Inc.
Brooklyn Children’s Museum CAMBA, Inc.
Catholic Charities Community Service
Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services
Center for Family Life
Coalition for Hispanic Family Services
The Door: Center of Alternatives
Dream Yard Drama Project
East Harlem Tutorial Program
East Side House
Educational Alliance, Inc.
El Puente De Williamsburg
Fresh Youth Initiatives
Global Kids
Harlem RBI
Heartshare Human Services
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc.
Henry Street Settlement
Institute for Labor & the Community
Jewish Child Care Association
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Legal Outreach, Inc.
Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club
Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, Inc.
National Society for Hebrew Day Schools
New York Junior Tennis League
Planned Parenthood of NYC
Police Athletic League, Inc.
Queens Community House, Inc.
Rockaway Artist Alliance, Inc.
Rocking The Boat, Inc.
SCO Family of Services
Shuang Wen Academy Network
Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Center, Inc.
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation
South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp.
South Queens Boys & Girls Club
The Children’s Aid Society
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center
The Salvation Army
VISIONS: Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired
YM-YWHA of Washington Heights Inwood
YMCA of Greater New York