Harlem Children’s Zone Is Hit by the Recession

A New York charity praised by President Obama as a model he hopes to see spread to other American cities is struggling with budget issues as its corporate donations decline, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Harlem’s Children’s Zone, an organization serving 8,000 children that has seen its budget grow by 15 percent annually in eight of the past nine years, recently had to cut 10 percent of its staff, with the possibly of more layoffs looming in coming months.

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