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Advocates Urge City to Add Adult Literacy Funding

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Over 100 students, teachers, and advocates rallied outside of City Hall yesterday to urge Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to restore funding for adult literacy, High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, and English classes. Students and supporters from across the City, joined by a number of City Council members and other city officials, were brought together by the New York City Coalition of Adult Literacy (NYCCAL), an umbrella advocacy group dedicated to preserving and promoting access to literacy services across the City.

“After years of the City failing to include funding for community-based literacy programing in the baselined budget, this year represents a critical opportunity for Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to break from the past and create a new and robust learning infrastructure," said Kevin Douglas of United Neighborhood Houses (UNH), one of the rally’s organizers.

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