State of Our Schools: Leaders of charter transfer schools call for access to grant program

Leaders and students gathered at City Hall Park today to demand more from the city and mayor when it comes to vulnerable students.
Leaders of three charter transfer high schools say they’ve allegedly been denied access to the city’s “Learn to Work” grant program.
The institutions include Urban Dove, New Dawn and John V. Lindsay Wildcat.
News 12 is told the program would fund community-based organizations to enable partnerships with transfer schools and provide students with important non-academic services.
The grants are accessible to all transfer schools citywide, expect a handful of charter transfer high schools because they’re deemed public charter schools.
The charter transfer high school officials are calling on the mayor, City Council speakers and mayoral candidates to deliver fair funding to their students.