JOIN COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS AS AN #ALLINFORKIDS ADVOCATE!
On February 19, 2018, the President released a budget proposal for FY19. Like last year, this budget would eliminate funding for vital youth-serving programs, including 21st Century Community Learning Centers, AmeriCorps, Promise Neighborhoods, and the new Student Success and Academic Enrichment grants. These eliminations would put the future of millions of students at risk nationwide. This proposed budget will hit Savannah hard. AmeriCorps is how CIS Savannah funds our reading tutors but these proposed cuts don't just impact us. The AmeriCorps program is in place across the city and county via agencies like Step Up Savannah and The United Way. The 21st-century grant allows for after-school programs all over our county. Eliminating this funding not only would hurt Savannah-Chatham County but our state as well - programs are funded across the state using these dollars. Nearly 41% of students under the age of 18 live in poverty in Savannah. Over 14.5M students under the age of 18 live in poverty nationwide. Everyday these students must overcome barriers that get in the way of their American dream and success. A great nation cannot pick and choose among its people and we should not cut the programs that benefit the children who need the most support. Congress has the power to reject these cuts. Just a few minutes of your time can help save these valuable and much-needed programs. Know the Impact. #ALLINFORKIDS