The New Fight to Save After School Programs

Last year's rally at City Hall

As we reported back in March, many of the city’s non-profit organizations have banded together to save dozens of after school programs slashed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since that time, they’ve launched a Facebook Page and are churning out YouTube videos. (You can see a video the coalition has prepared after the jump.)

The campaign, led by the Educational Alliance, is focused on a petition drive, which you can participate in by following the link to the “Save After School Now” web page.

The cuts could impact 15,000 New York City kids. There was a similar campaign last year, which ended successfully when federal stimulus money saved the day.