Beacon

Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Bayside rallies to save after-school program
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 4/11/2013 at 2:39PM

A community rallied in Bayside to save a beloved Beacon program from another year of budget cuts. “This feels like déjà vu. Year in and year out, we have more and more budget cuts,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot balance budgets on the backs of our students.” The after-school enrichment program at M.S. 158 [...]

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 [...]