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The New York Community Trust: New York's Community Foundation Awards $7.25 Million to Help New Yorkers through the Recession

Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Eight nonprofits that provide food, shelter, legal help, counseling, and cash to New Yorkers struggling through the recession have received $6.1 million in grants from The New York Community Trust. The Trust gave another $1.15 million to six community groups and 37 settlement houses to maintain essential services such as day care, after-school programs for youth, senior activities, adult education, and job workshops.

 Nancy Wackstein, executive director of United Neighborhood Houses, which manages the grant for the settlement houses, says, “As we enter 2010, the recession continues to have a disproportionate impact on low-income communities around the City. Unemployment and loss of low-wage jobs continues; difficulty among families and older adults in meeting rent and utility bills and putting adequate food on the table persists; and affordable child care and afterschool programs remain in short supply.”

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