Today is a great day for New York City, as we can now officially start the countdown to the Mayorship of Bill de Blasio! It’s been a long road for de Blasio and his supporters – including all of us here at The LAMP. After all, it was barely a year ago that Bill spoke at The LAMP’s fifth anniversary gala, introducing The LAMP’s Executive Director D.C. Vito and reminiscing about when D.C. met with the then-Councilman about a nonprofit organization he wanted to start. Bill not only gave D.C. some solid advice, he also gave the seed funding that gave The LAMP its start.
Since then, Bill’s support for The LAMP has not wavered. “The LAMP has done great work in getting students, families and educators involved and experienced with varying forms of media and technology,” said Bill de Blasio, at the time New York City’s Public Advocate. “In the long term, its programs will be key to preparing our city’s children and ensuring that they are ready and able to participate and contribute to an increasingly digital and media-driven society.”
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