President Obama applauds Governor Cuomo and Mayor DeBlasio for the remarkable work accomplished this week in New York, where lawmakers delivered a major victory on early childhood education for middle class families and those working to get into the middle class. New York’s commitment to invest $1.5 billion over 5 years to begin to phase in publicly-funded preschool across the state will provide opportunity for thousands of children, including 53,000 children who will be able to attend preschool in New York City this fall. President Obama will continue to call on Congress to enact his plan to partner with states and cities to provide high-quality preschool for every child, and encourage states and cities to take action so children have the chance to enter kindergarten ready for success.
Founder of the White Roof Project and MYD alum, Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza needs help getting his film, Know How, to Tribeca. Know How is a collection of stories about life in and around foster care, told and performed by NYC foster care youth.
Know How is one of 12 projects nominated for Indiewire’s Project of the Year. The winning project will get the chance at a spot in the Tribeca Film Institute’s Filmmaker and Industry Meetings at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
Check out all of the projects here and vote for your favorite.