Facing Cuts, Nonprofits Forced to Lobby City Hall to Save Immigration Program

SF Public Press, Aug. 17, 2011

For clients at Self-Help for the Elderly, the citizenship classes are a perfect fit: Classes are held at a convenient Chinatown location, senior clientele are easily accommodated and the material is taught in both English and Chinese.

But the nonprofit was clearly on the chopping block this spring when Mayor Ed Lee’s proposed budget called for a 20 percent cut to groups providing services to older immigrants. (more)

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