after school programs

Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Cuts to after-school programs, day care still loom
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 5/17/2012 at 12:47PM

Thousands of Queens parents will be without a “plan b” if child care is not bankrolled in the city’s final budget, advocates said. Funding for child care was not restored in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget after a $70 million cut in his preliminary spending plan, pushing dozens of Queens programs to the brink. “This [...]

Seven Beacons set for closure
Seven Beacons set for closure
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 3/27/2012 at 9:54AM

Public protest proved to be in vain, as the Department of Youth and Community Development announced that seven Beacon city-wide programs will close their doors in July. Founded in 1991, the 80 Beacon programs existing throughout New York City as a subset of Queens Community House are “youth-development centers” providing year-round, complementary services, specializing in [...]