Nonprofits want New York City to increase funding for adult literacy programs

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Nonprofits want New York City to increase funding for adult literacy programs

And other updates from across New York.
April 15, 2019

What is New York City doing to further outreach for the 2020 U.S. Census? Julie Menin, the city’s top appointed official on the matter, stopped by WBAI to answer that question on “Driving Forces.” Listen here.

 

Catholic Charities Community Services Archdiocese of New York has received a $1.17 million contract from the New York City Department of Social Services. The two-year deal will fund anti-eviction services, according to the City Record. Henry Street Settlement is getting on a year’s worth of case management services for people living in homeless shelters, per a $320,333 contract.

 

Advocates want to see more money dedicated to adult literacy programs in the upcoming NYC budget. Nonprofit advocates gathered in Queens last week for a rally – the first of a total of five to be held in each borough – to call upon the mayor to add $12 million in funding for the upcoming year.

 

 

Actor/activist Alyssa Milano got lots of love at a Safe Horizon event last week. The nonprofit recognized her at a Manhattan event that was also attended by CNN host Don Lemon, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and others. To understand why Milano was feted, the nonprofit suggests listening to her words from that night.

Zach Williams
Zach Williams
is a staff reporter at New York Nonprofit Media and sister publication City & State.
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