NYC Families, Providers, and Advocates Head to City Hall to Expand After-School & Protect Summer Programs

March 28th, 2019

NYC Families, Providers, and Advocates Head to City Hall to Expand After-School & Protect Summer Programs

34,000 middle school students again at risk of losing access to summer camp

New York, NY – March 28, 2019 – Families, providers, and …

NY1: NYC Pre-k Teachers Threaten to Strike Over Pay Disparity

March 25th, 2019

Some New York City pre-k teachers threatened Wednesday to strike over the huge pay disparity between them and their peers.

A large crowd parents, elected officials, and teachers from organizations that provide universal pre-k and “3-k” services to city children …

NYN Media: What do education nonprofits mean by “salary parity” in NYC?

March 20th, 2019

Nonprofits and elected officials rallied outside New York City Hall on Tuesday in support of “salary parity.” As things currently stand, teachers who teach children in city-funded 3-K and pre-K programs receive significantly less than teachers who work for the …

Press Release: An Equal Start for our Children Begins with Equitable Compensation for their Teachers

March 20th, 2019

New York, NY: Hundreds of children, union leaders, early education teachers, elected officials, and child advocates gathered on the Steps of City Hall today to urge Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration to bring pay parity to the early …

Campaign for Children Statement on 2019 State of the City Address

January 10th, 2019

January 10, 2019

“The Campaign for Children applauds Mayor de Blasio for his commitment to expanding 3-K to more parts of the city, which will lay important groundwork for ensuring all New York City children have access to high quality …

NYC Council Calls for Salary Parity for Early Childhood Educators

November 2nd, 2018

NYC Council Calls for Salary Parity for Early Childhood Educators
On November 1, 2018, the New York City Council unanimously passed Resolution 0358-2018  calling on the City to “Eliminate the disparity in compensation paid to teachers, staff and directors at …

Summer Camp Restoration Helped Thousands of Middle School Children, But Abbreviated Timeline of the Partial Restoration Left Thousands of Children Without Camp

October 10th, 2018

Despite the well-known fact that summer camp programming can help close the achievement gap, prevent summer learning loss, and keep children safe and participating in developmentally appropriate activities while parents work in July and August, the de Blasio administration has …

Staten Island Advance (commentary): De Blasio must save summer programs — now!

May 7th, 2018

Posted May 7, 2018

By Councilmember Debi Rose

Although only early May, parents on Staten Island, and across New York City, are already planning activities for their children for when school lets out this summer.

For the thousands of working …

Council Members, Providers and Advocates Rally at City Hall to Save Summer Programs for Over 34,000 Children– Again

March 19th, 2018

For Immediate Release: March 16, 2018

Despite the one-year reprieve last summer, the New York City Preliminary Budget for City Fiscal Year 2019 has once again failed to fund summer programs for over 34,000 middle school students. The City Council …

Hundreds Of Children, Youth, Providers And Advocates Return To City Hall To Save Summer Programs For Over 34,000 Children Again

February 23rd, 2018

For Immediate Release
Contact: Elysia Murphy, (212) 673-1800 x18,

Mayor’s Preliminary Budget Cuts Summer Camp for Over 34,000 Middle School Students Again

New York, NY:  Despite the one-year reprieve last summer, the de Blasio Administration has once again proposed …

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