POLITICO NY: De Blasio allies continue to push city on pre-K parity

April 18th, 2016

By Eliza Shapiro

11:06 a.m. | Apr. 18, 2016

A group of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s allies wrote the mayor a letter last week pushing him to enact pay parity for early childhood education teachers, according to a copy of …

Gotham Gazette: Op Ed–Investments, Not Cuts, in Youth Summer Programs

April 18th, 2016

April 18, 2016 , by Mathieu Eugene and Laurie Cumbo

In a short time, it will be summer, but it’s not the impending warm weather that’s causing parents to feel the heat.

Parents are scrambling to make plans for their …

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Eugene fights to restore funding to summer camp program

April 15th, 2016

By Paula Katinas

More than 30,000 kids will be left on city streets with nothing to do this summer due to a serious lack of funding for youth programs, elected officials and advocates charged.

Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-Kensington) recently joined

Daily News: Advocates rally at City Hall for $20M for summer programs

April 13th, 2016


More than 100 advocates and city kids rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday to urge Mayor de Blasio to include $20 million for summer-enrichment programs in his …

Release: Hundreds of Children from At-Risk Summer Programs Bring Camp to City Hall

April 12th, 2016

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 12th                                                                                                                     

 Hundreds of Children from At-Risk Summer Programs Bring Camp to City Hall 

City Touts Report Showing High Approval for After-School Programs, Yet Prepares to Cut Summer Programming Component for 31,000 Children Citywide 


POLITICO NY: Advocates rally for restoration of summer camp programs

April 12th, 2016

By Eliza Shapiro

4:09 p.m. | Apr. 12, 2016

A group of advocates and students rallied at City Hall on Tuesday, calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to restore city budget cuts to summer camp programs for middle school students.…

NY1: Advocates, City Council Members Push Back Against Mayor’s Plans to Cut Funding for Summer Programs for Students

March 24th, 2016

By Lindsey Christ

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 10:41 PM EDT


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NY1 VIDEO: Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to cut funding for 31,000 children to attend summer programs this year, but advocates and City Council members are pushing back, …

Chalkbeat: Fight continues for 31,000 summer program slots, but city says funding was one-time-only

March 24th, 2016

By Patrick Wall and Fabiola Cineas

PUBLISHED: March 24, 2016 – 1:18 p.m. EDT

When the city decided last year to cut more than 30,000 summer program slots for middle school students, irate City Council members grilled the schools chancellor

El Diario: Recorte de fondos dejaría a 31,000 niños sin escuela de verano

March 23rd, 2016


(Funding cuts would leave 31,000 children without summer school)


Andrea González-Ramírez, El Diario, 2.23.16


NUEVA YORK – Cuando Carla Herrera tenía 11 años, su familia se mudó de Caracas, Venezuela a la ciudad de Nueva York. …

Metro: Parents, officials call for funding to be restored for summer programs for thousands of students

March 23rd, 2016

A recent report showed that a majority of the cuts this year will be made in neighborhoods with child poverty rates exceeding the citywide average.

The possibility of losing summer programming in neighborhoods across the city has New Yorkers raising …

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