allocate $6 million of the city’s budget
in order to expand the program to every
school district in the city.
“In New York City we are saying that
no matter what your immigrant status
is, you can open an account and begin
to think about sending your children to
college,” Dromm said. “I’m going to fight
to get $6 million put into the city budget
so we can guarantee this program in
three additional districts and eventually
in every district in New York City.”
Their support comes during a turbulent
week for Carranza. Last week,
he abruptly left a CEC26 town hall in
Bayside after parents raised serious
concerns about safety in their schools.
When he was asked about the incident
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who worked as a sheet metal worker
and a hairdresser, but encouraged him
and his brother to do well in school so
they could go to college.
“To all parents, thank you. Thank you
for believing in the future of your children
and thank you for helping us help you,”
he said in Spanish. “My team will be
doing everything possible so that our
children have the pathway and have
the support to continue their studies,
because we know that a child who
graduates from high school, but better
yet, who graduates from college, not
only changes that child’s life but also
changes the future of their whole family.”
Councilmen Daniel Dromm, Francisco
Moya and Jimmy Van Bramer were in
attendance and praised Carranza for
his work as the head of the Department
Dromm, who was a teacher for 25
years, said NYC Kids RISE is particularly
important for his community in Jackson
Heights and Elmhurst, and promised to
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during an unrelated press conference
this week, he said outside “agitators”
and lack of control from local officials
made him leave, according to Politico.
Jimmy Van Bramer, who represents
Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside and
Woodside, said he is “proud to stand
with Carranza,” adding that people who
take strong positions and “exemplify
real leadership” often “take hard hits.”
“I do want to say, honestly, I love
Chancellor Carranza,” Van Bramer said.
“I don’t want to be one of those voices
who — when good people take tough
hits, sometimes unfair hits, and you know
it’s unfair — rather than saying something
you say nothing, and your silence
is sometimes misunderstood as agreeing
with those vicious and sometimes
Moya added that Carranza’s support
of programs like NYC Kids RISE will
help the city “level the playing field” for
children to get quality education and an
opportunity to get to college.