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Students Rally to Save After School Programs Next Wednesday

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For the past several weeks, many of the city’s social service organizations (including some on the LES) have been campaigning to save New York’s after school programs. Our friends at the Educational Alliance let us know about their next big event, to be held Wednesday, June 9th, at City Hall. Students and education advocates will hold a rally and urge Mayor Bloomberg to restore more than $12 million to 150 after school programs across New York City.

The Save After School Now Coalition has gathered about 10-thousand signatures to present to Deputy Mayor Denniis Wolcott. The organizations waged a successful battle last year to restore after school funds, but the city’s budget situation now is much more dire. The rally will be held at 4pm, on the steps of City Hall. There’s more info on the Educational Alliance’s web site.

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