How Income Affects After-School Programs in Your Area

Advocates doing research for after-school programs have found that middle class neighborhoods are often lacking in access to after-school programs. While lower income neighborhoods typically have many publicly-funded programs, and higher income neighborhoods typically have private programs provided by local cultural institutions, middle income neighborhoods often get stuck with neither. This project maps the after school programs available in three zip codes in a lower, higher, and middle income neighborhood in New York City: Mott Haven (10451), the Upper East Side (10021), and Sheepshead Bay (11235), to demonstrate this inequality in access to after-school programs.

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