Rally To Protect Funding for Adult Literacy

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An estimated 1500 people marched to protect against the possibility that budget cuts would decrease funding for Adult Literacy all adult literacy programs.

“The turnout was amazing,” said Nayobi Perdomo (St. Nicks Alliance adult education program manager) who carried a banner with Kathalina Rivas (St. Nicks Alliance case manager for adult education).

The rally at City Hall was a culmination of a series of rallies held in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to call attention to the fact the Mayor’s Executive Budget cuts $12M in funding from adult literacy classes included in last year’s budget.  This will effect the 2.2 million adult New Yorkers currently lack English proficiency and/or a high school diploma – 1/3 of the entire adult population of the city.

Author: The Greenline

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