Senator Montgomery Hosts Dialogue on Funding Cuts to Youth Programs

Velmanette Montgomery

January 30, 2009

In her new role as Chairperson of the NYS Senate Committee on Children and Families, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) hosted a Roundtable Discussion for providers of youth services to discuss the Governor’s proposed 2009-10 State Budget and its impact on the delivery of programs and services for young people of all ages.

The meeting, which was held at Polytechnic Institute of NYU, also provided an opportunity for youth group representatives to discuss policy issues that will help shape Senator Montgomery’s legislative agenda.

Among the attending organizations were: Imani House; Prospect Park Alliance; Atlantic Terminal Community Center Youth Advisory Board;Stoked Mentoring, Inc.;Goodwill Beacon 265; Red Hook Community Justice Center - Youth ECHO Program; Center for Court Innovation; Red Hook Community Justice Center; Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow; Children of Promise; NYC Correctional Association of New York; Children's Defense Fund - New York; Good Shepherd Services Brooklyn Rescue Mission Inc.; Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service; Center for Community Alternatives, Inc.; Oasis Community Corporation; Groundswell Community Mural Project; Red Hook Initiative Diaspora Community Services; Dodge YMCA OF GREATER NY; CAMBA; Human Services Council of NYC; Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA); Coalition for Asian American Children & Families (CACF); The After-School Corporation (TASC); Bed Stuy's Project Regeneration;Berean Community and Family Life; Neighborhood Family Services Coalition.