Rally to Protest Proposed Beacon Cuts

Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:35

Vital Childcare, After-school, and Adult Program Slated to Close June 30th

On Monday April 16, Council Member James Vacca will join community and school leaders at the I.S. 192 Piagentini and Jones Beacon Campus to protest the proposed Department of Youth and Community Development cuts to vital city after-school programs.

The Beacon Program at I.S. 192, which is operated by the Phipps Community Development Corporation, is one of seven Beacon Programs throughout the city scheduled for closure at the end of the school year. The after-school program at I.S. 192 currently employs 16 staff members and serves over 1,300 students, adults, and seniors, providing them with an opportunity to improve education and skills. These students and their families will lose these critical services if the Mayor does not restore the funding in his Fiscal 2013 Executive Budget.

WHO: Council Member James Vacca

Dianne Morales, Executive Director/CEO of Phipps CDC
Sharon Williams, Managing Director of Youth Services
Monique De La Oz, I.S. 192 Beacon Program Director Members of The Campaign for Children

WHERE: I.S. 192 Piagentini and Jones Beacon Campus, 650 Hollywood Avenue

WHEN: Monday, April 16th at 5:30 p.m.