156 Organizations Sign On in Support of $35 million Empire State After-School Program

In light of recent news at the Federal level regarding the President’s proposal to eliminate funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program, New York’s largest funding source for afterschool and summer programs in our state, it is now more important than ever that New York increase state investments in high-quality afterschool programs.

To stress the importance of increased investments in high-quality afterschool programs, 156 organizations from across the state, including the New York State United Teachers, Police Conference of New York, The Alliance of New York State YMCA’s, school district Superintendents, and many others, signed on in support of investing $35 million in the Empire State After-School Program.

The list of organizations who have signed on is below:

New York State Network for Youth Success

New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Police Conference of New York

Mayor of the City of Hudson

Hudson City School District

Alliance of NYS YMCAs

Partnership for After School Education (PASE)

ExpandED Schools, Inc.

Good Shepherd Services

21st CCLC at Queensborough CC

21st CCLC Rest of State TARC

Achievement in Teaching and Learning

Action Research, NY

Apex for Youth

Art Omi, Inc.

Arts Horizons

Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Geneva

Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester

Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns

Bronx YMCA

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society


Capital District Child Care Council

Capital District YMCA

Catalyst Research,  LLC.

Center for Children’s Initiatives

Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.

Centermost Marketing, LLC.

Chemung County Historical Society

Chemung County Youth Bureau

Child & Family Resources, Inc.

Child and Adolescent Treatment Services

Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.

Child Care Resource Network

Child Care Resources of Rockland, Inc.

Children’s Institute

Chinese-American Planning Council

Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York

City Growers, Inc.

CLUSTER Community Services

Clyde Savannah CSD

Coalition for Hispanic Family Services

Columbia County Youth Project

Community Voices for Youth and Families

Comprehensive Action Model for Peekskill, Inc.

Contact Community Services, Inc.

Cradle Beach Inc.

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation

Day Care Council of New York

Delaware Opportunities, Inc.

Dignity of Children, Inc.

Directions For Our Youth

DMF Youth, Inc.

Early Care & Learning Council

Education Success Network

Farnham Family Services

Global Kids

Grand St Settlement

Greater Hudson Promise Neighborhood

Greater Rochester After School Alliance

Greater Rochester Summer Learning Association

Haitian Americans United for Progress

Hawthorne Valley Association

Hawthorne Valley Place Based Learning Center

Healthy Kids After School Program

Hispanic Brotherhood, Inc.

Hudson Area Association Library

Hudson Bluehawk Nation Afterschool Program

Hudson Community Development & Planning

Hudson Opera House

Hudson Youth Center

Informed Decision Services, Inc.

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement

Just Picture It

Kentile Excavating

Kingsbridge Heights Community Center

Kite’s Nest

Laura Brazak Images

Leadership Buffalo, Inc.

Learning & Educational Solutions, Inc.

Lyons Central School District

Malone YMCA

MercyWorks, Inc.

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center, Inc.

Native American Community Services


Nepperhan Community Center/HVAN

New Settlement Apartments

NIA Community Services Network, Inc.

North East Area Development

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

NYS Kinship Navigator

Oasis Children’s Services, LLC.

Olean YMCA

One To World

Operation Unite, New York, Inc.

Oswego Health Department

Oswego YMCA

Partnership With Children

Peaceful Schools

Perfect Ten After School

Phipps Neighborhoods

Police Athletic League of Buffalo

Prevent Child Abuse New York

Project Most

Public Science Project

Queens Community House

Queens High School Presidents’ Council

Queensborough CC

Roads to Success


SBK Social Justice Center

Schoharie Mohawk Initiative – Science & Tech

School Life Media Inc.

School’s Out, Inc.

SCO Family Services/ Center for Family Life


Southern Adirondack Child Care Network

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation

St. Mary’s Development Center, Inc.

St. Nicks Alliance

Sunnyside Comm. Services

TD Smith Masonry

The Business Training Institute Inc.

The Children’s Aid Society

The Friends of the Addison Youth Center

The Haitian Americans United for Progress, HAUP

The Leadership Program

The Linden I.S 192

The Palladium-Times

The Sylvia Center

The SynerGenesis Group Anti-Bullying Coalition

Town of Southport Parks and Recreation

Tupper Lake CSD

Twin Tiers of the YMCA

UFT / NYC Community Learning Schools Initiative

Union Settlement

United Way of Northern Chautauqua County

Vision Education & Media, LLC.

Wayne County Action Program, Inc.



WNY Peace Center

Women’s Housing & Econ. Development Corp.

YMCA of Greater New York

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Valley

Young Audiences of Western New York

Youth-Community Outreach Program, Inc.

YWCA of Jamestown

Long Island Cares, Inc.