Campaign for Children in the News

A roundup of coverage over the weekend:

Campaign for Children

Hugely important from an economic perspective: “We bring up young people from the community,” said Amy Mereson, a University Settlement director. If the cuts go through, University Settlement could lose up to 45 jobs filled by low-income young people who live and spend money in the neighborhoods where the group offers programs. (Huffington Post)

Devastating for all of New York City: “Thousands of New Yorkers will be affected by this and every neighborhood will be touched,” says Chino Okonkwo of the Educational Alliance. (Fox 5)

Brooklyn could lose half of its after-school programs: 32% of parents losing child-care or after-school said they will have to leave a job or educational opportunity, while 28% said they will leave their kids alone. (NY Daily News; also see The Village Voice.)

Hundreds rally in Staten Island: Approximately 2,200 Staten Island children currently are served by OST programs. (Staten Island Advance)

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