Rochester, NY—Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams is pleased to announce the Rochester City School District’s award of the Empire State After-School Grant, a total award of $7,080,000 for up to five years for its after-school programs. The total award is broken into five annual awards of $1,416,000 beginning in 2017. The District’s proposal to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) Empire State After-School Programs was created in collaboration with the Greater Rochester After-School Alliance, who has been a great support and resource on how to best serve Rochester students.
“The Rochester City School District is appreciative of Governor Cuomo’s support of after-school programs, which bring a wide range of benefits to youth, families and communities,” said Superintendent Barbara Deane-Williams. “Children in after-school programming often see an increase in academic performance and improved classroom behavior, and parents have the peace of mind that their children are in a safe place while they are at work.”
These funds will provide after-school programming for approximately 1,000 students in the District. It will support students in the following schools—James P.B. Duffy School No. 12, Henry Hudson School No. 28, Pinnacle School No. 35, Abelard Reynolds School No. 42, Helen Barrett Montgomery School No. 50, Edison Career & Technology High School, Vanguard Collegiate High School, and Rochester International Academy—as well as other secondary students requesting additional online credit recovery opportunities.