Some Bronx after-school programs may close after losing state funding

Cuts in state funding may force some Bronx after-school programs to close.

After-school programs provide a mix of education and recreation for kids throughout the Bronx and the city. But now recent funding cuts have threatened the programs. Four Bronx programs lost all funding, two received full funding and others got only partial funding.

For the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club, losing all of its funding will make it tough to stay open. The club provides free programs to Truman High School students and currently has 152 kids enrolled. Liza Perez, of the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club, says it will be devastating for Co-op city residents because there are not many resources for young people.

The Office of Children and Family Services decided which programs to cut based on attendance and efficiency.

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