NY Daily News: Queens to lose 30+ after-school programs this year
By Clare Trapasso
The city’s plan to cut after-school and youth programs has inspired Queens leaders, parents and students to take to the streets and rally to save their centers.
The city plans to cut more than 30 programs in Queens this year — which could place a hefty burden on working families who can’t afford child care, advocates said.
There were at least three demonstrations across the city on Wednesday to support various after-school programs and centers.
“Without these programs, some parents have said they might have to give up their jobs,” said Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing). “They have no one to watch their kids after school.”