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.”

Read more at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-lose-30-after-school-programs-year-article-1.1075304#ixzz1uUCqer3M

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