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Kids, Politicos Rally to Save After School Funding

Last night, hundreds of kids, parents and local activists flowed into the auditorium at P.S. 134/137 on East Broadway to "make a stand" against Mayor Bloomberg's cuts to after school programs.  Next year's city budget would cut after school...

Local Organizations Rally To Save After School Funding Thursday

It's a springtime ritual: the mayor threatens to cut after school funding, local service providers rally to save the programs and, miraculously, the City Council finds the money to keep them going for another year.  This year local not-for-profit...

After School Funding Restored

It's a dance parents and service providers have become accustomed to performing each year.  The mayor threatens to cut after school and daycare programs, they organize a series of protests and -- when budget negotiations with the City Council...

Tonight: Parents, Kids Rally Once Again to Save After School Programs

Hundreds of kids from Henry Street Settlement and other organizations rallied yesterday afternoon at the Sol Lain Playground to protest Mayor Bloomberg's decision to cut after school programs. The Lower East Side would be hit especially hard if the...

Protesting Cuts to After School Programs

It was quite a scene last night at P.S. 134 on East Broadway.  Hours after Mayor Bloomberg released his budget, which includes deep cuts to NYC's after school programs, hundreds of parents and kids descended on the Lower East...

Bloomberg’s Budget: After School Programs Still on Chopping Block

Earlier today, we noted that community groups were awaiting word from Mayor Bloomberg about the fate of almost 200 after school programs. When his executive budget was unveiled this afternoon, the programs, may of which are located on the...

Op/Ed: Help Save After School Programs, Attend Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Editor's note: the following article is from City Council Member Margaret Chin. The video posted above was produced by the Campaign for Children NYC. The urgent email from an elementary school principal on the Lower East Side was accented with...

After School Funds Cut; Impact on Ed. Alliance Teen Center Unclear

Non-profit organizations across the city have been assessing the impact of Mayor Bloomberg's austere budget, which was approved by the City Council Tuesday.  The Council managed to restore funding to some crucial services, including fire houses. They also saved...

Students Rally to Save After School Programs Next Wednesday

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...

It’s Official: After School Funding Restored

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Lower East Side Arts & Events Weekly Roundup

Some events that caught our eye this week: The 17th annual FRIGID Fringe Festival has announced its full lineup of...
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