Statement from Campaign for Children Reguarding the Restoration of Funding to Summer Programs
“We thank the Mayor for fully restoring funding for summer programs, and for acting quickly on this critical issue. We are also grateful to the City Council for their strong, continued support. The City has ensured that no student will lose access to a safe, educational place to go this summer while their parents are at work. Children, parents, and providers are breathing a sigh of relief tonight and look forward to a wonderful, enriching summer.”
ABOUT CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN:
The Campaign for Children is a coalition of 150 early childhood education and after-school advocacy and provider organizations, including Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Aid Society, United Neighborhood Houses NY, Good Shepherd Services, Neighborhood Family Services Coalition, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Children’s Defense Fund-NY, Day Care Council of New York, UJA-Federation of New York, and YMCA of Greater New York. The Campaign’s successful advocacy saved child care and after-school programs for more than 47,000 children by securing more than $120 million of one-year City Council discretionary funds for two consecutive years, which then were successfully baselined.