About the Empire State After School Program Grant Award

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    The Poughkeepsie City School District is proud to announce that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has announced that Poughkeepsie is a recipient of the Empire State After-School Program grant for $1,416,000, contingent upon budget and Office of the State Comptroller approval.  This grant term is from 9/1/2017 through and including 8/31/2022. 

    The Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD), in partnership with eleven (11) Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), presented a proposal for the Empire State After-School Program grant. The overarching mission of the grant is to use engaging youth development resources to promote positive socio-emotional changes and foster a stronger connection to school. With research-based family, youth, and professional development programs in one systemic approach, the Empire State After-School Program grant will create a holistic support system for the youth and families of the Poughkeepsie City School District. The six schools selected for this grant were identified based on their overwhelming need for interventions and targeted supports.  The schools are: Poughkeepsie High School (PHS), Poughkeepsie Middle “Model” School (PMMS), Morse Elementary School, Warring Elementary School, Krieger Elementary School, and Clinton Elementary School.  Through the continuation of existing programs, as well as the creation of new partnerships, the Empire State After-School Program grant will further build the resources available to the community. The PCSD team, along with school principals and staff, students, parents, all CBO representatives, and evaluator IMPACT! have worked together to ensure the proposal has the capacity to serve a total of 1000 students and 145 parents across the six sites.

    Programming is scheduled to begin December 18, 2017. Please check this site regularly for program announcements and information.

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