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Increasing costs and stagnant funding risk shutting down programs and leaving the most vulnerable children and families without quality services.
While the costs, demands, and expectations of ASES programs have consistently increased, the funding has remained stagnant for a decade.
As costs significantly outpace funding, ASES programs have been stretched to their breaking point and find it increasingly difficult to deliver the same high-quality services.
Without additional funding, these programs risk being forced to close their doors altogether. That would result in more dropouts, higher crime, more of our most vulnerable students being left behind, and fewer jobs for individuals that minimum wage and paid leave laws are supposed to benefit.