Local community groups, elected officials gather at Bronx Borough Hall to rally against citywide education budget cuts

Representatives from several community organizations that provide youth programs throughout the five boroughs came together at Bronx Borough Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 16, to protest the city’s budget cuts that will affect after-school and early childhood education programs.

Holding signs that read “Stop the Mayor’s Cuts” and “Save 3K for All,” the leaders of Good Shepherd Services and the Campaign for Children, along with the borough’s elected officials and other local nonprofit organizations, joined forces to rally against Mayor Eric Adams’ decision to cut the Department of Youth and Community Development’s budget by 5% along with cuts to other city agencies.