BUILD & Child First Authority win restoration of funding cuts

BUILD and Child First Authority, together with the Baltimore City Council, won the restoration of $4.2 million in cuts to after school and community school programs.  These cuts would have meant that programs begun after the unrest in April would be ended – a “one time boost” as the budget director characterized them does little to create lasting supports for traumatized children and does not create lasting change.  The City Council and Mayor’s office are continuing to negotiate numbers and programs that will cover the cuts.  Read more here and here.