Daily News: Advocates rally at City Hall for $20M for summer programs
BEN CHAPMAN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 04/12/2016 11:31 PM ET
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 executive budget.
The money would be used for summer camps and classes for 31,000 city middle school kids starting in July.
De Blasio funded the programs last year due to an administrative error in which dozens of community-based organizations that administer the programs were promised the money. But this year, the cash spigot is turned off.
“The need for a safe, enriching place to go where children can thrive does not end when the school year is over,” said United Neighborhood Houses director Gregory Brender.