Category Archives: Advocacy

Sign It!

The University Settlement Adult Literacy Program participates in NYCCAL (New York City Coalition for Adult Literacy) and we are urging for your help in asking New York State to increase ALE, Adult Literacy Education funding. In other words, we want more money for English classes, Adult Basic Education classes, and High School Equivalency classes for adults in the Empire State. If you want that too, click below to sign the petition.

Click here to sign the petition!

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Call Your City Leaders!

On Thursday April 18th between 9am and 6pm, parents, providers and concerned New Yorkers will take action by calling City leaders and letting them know we are paying attention. 

Call 855-466-7517 to let our City leaders know that child care and after-school must be saved!

Use this script as a guide for your call (and please be polite):

Hi, my name’s ________. I’m calling to urge you to save child care and after-school programs.

With the newest budgets cuts, more than 47,000 NYC children are at risk of losing the educational opportunities that pave the way for success. Families that rely on subsidized child care and after-school work hard and play by the rules. Without these programs, many working family members will be unable to keep their jobs and provide for their households, or will be forced to make potentially unsafe arrangements for their children. It is morally wrong to balance the city budget on the backs of children and hard-working families.  We’re counting on YOU to restore the funding to save child care and after-school programs. Thank you. 

Calls to the number above will be automatically connected to one of the City leaders in charge of the budget.  If no one answers, leave a voicemail. Despite what message you get from their office, please be assured that these are the key people in making budget decisions.  

For more information visit: www.CampaignforChildrenNYC.com

Facebook: Campaign for Children // Twitter: @ChildrenNYC #Campaign4Children

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Advocate!

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This past week we had students call their City Council Member to advocate for after-school  and and child- care programs.

Below you can watch a video of students calling. Also you can follow this link to learn who your City Council Member is and the phone number of their District Office so you can call them and advocate. This is a great opportunity to put your English skills to good use!

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