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A Father's Day Wish

David Gray | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
David Gray

For much of our children's lives, my wife and I have been working and volunteering outside the home. We know the nagging worry that never quite leaves one during the work day, and particularly in the afternoons when school lets out.

All You Can Eat

Chef Rossi | Posted 04.26.2014 | Home
Chef Rossi

There were a lot of things that could make my mom proud of her "Kindelach:" (my sister, brother and myself), great report cards, a clean bedroom "ever...

Our 2014 Resolution For The Afterschool Movement

Jodi Grant | Posted 03.15.2014 | Education
Jodi Grant

We intend to send a clear message that afterschool programs are great at helping kids succeed academically, but just as good at helping them succeed as they become adults.

5 Easy After-School Snacks For Your Kids

Organic Authority.com | Posted 11.10.2012 | Taste
Organic Authority.com

It's back to school time, and you know what that means: quick breakfasts, bagged lunches and snacks as soon as they get home.

Saki Knafo

How Bloomberg's 'Dance Macabre' With City Council Saved New York Children's Services

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

In their apartment in a rough neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, Carmen Torres and her 10-year-old daughter, Jaylee Nieves, rattled off so...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg's Budget Cuts Could Cause Thousands Of New York City Parents To Quit Their Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Thousands of New York City parents said they'd quit their jobs or leave their children home alone if they lost access to childcare and after-school pr...

Saki Knafo

The After-School Crisis: What Mayor Bloomberg's Massive Cuts Could Mean For One Of The Most Highly Regarded After-School Programs In The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.21.2012 | Education

Some of the poems were about love and some were about clouds, but what really mattered about the P.S. 63 poetry reading on Wednesday night was the tim...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Slashes Children's Services, Contributing To What Advocates Describe As A National Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

Teachers, parents and children's advocates across New York City shuddered Thursday morning as Mayor Michael Bloomberg released his executive budget: J...

Saki Knafo

Bloomberg Budget Brawl: Children's Advocates Scramble To Save New York's State-Of-The-Art After-School System On Eve Of Massive Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.03.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York City groups, including the Children's Aid Society and the Police Athletic League, is making a last-ditch effort ...

Saki Knafo

Christine Quinn, City Council Calls Mayor Bloomberg's Cuts To Children's Service "Unacceptable"

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

Hundreds of parents, children and teachers gathered on the steps of New York's City Hall Tuesday to protest Mayor Michael Bloomberg's budget plan, whi...

Saki Knafo

Children's Advocates To Bloomberg: Don't Cut Funding For Kids!

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.29.2012 | New York

A coalition of more than 150 New York organizations, ranging from the Police Athletic League to the Children's Aid Society, have signed a letter urgin...

The House Takes a Step Backwards in the Effort to Expand Learning for All Students

Jennifer Peck | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Jennifer Peck

At a time when studies show a widening achievement gap between rich and poor students, we cannot afford to lose the 21st CCLC program.

After-School Program Builds Community For Homeless Kids And Families

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At PS 636 in Brooklyn, one in five kids are homeless. But one after-school program, NYDailynews.com reports, is helping almost every kid at this schoo...

Empowering the Next Generation Through the CDF Freedom Schools® Program

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marian Wright Edelman

Since 1995, more than 70,000 children and families have been touched by the CDF Freedom Schools experience.