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  • CitiesSpeak

This summer, we've embarked on a road trip to find out how six cities are building equitable pathways to postsecondary and workforce success. On our first stop, we discover how the city of Charleston, South Carolina,…

photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
photo - How Charleston Creates a City of Opportunity
  • CitiesSpeak

From the agrarian societies of the 19th century to the modern digital workforce, the nature of our work and economy has always changed over time.

These forces of change converge in cities, which act as epicenters…

photo - What Is the Future of Work in Cities?
photo - What Is the Future of Work in Cities?
  • CitiesSpeak

When it comes to reengaging disconnected youth with education and employment, three cities are reaching the same ambitious goals via different routes.

As the saying goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going,…

photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
photo - Nearly Five Million Youth Are Out of School and Work. Here's How Three Cities Are Planning to Reengage Them.
  • Research Report

A young person’s first job is a critical developmental step toward adulthood. A first job provides an opportunity for youth to engage with the financial system and also infuses earnings into the local economy. In cities across the nation, youth…

  • CitiesSpeak

Competing in a global economy demands that we continue supporting manufacturing areas by providing skilled workers with certificates and degrees from qualified community and technical colleges.

This is a guest…

photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
  • CitiesSpeak

Here are three specific areas in which cities and their partners can continue to demonstrate effective practices, adopt supportive policies, and determine what’s needed to grow initiatives that benefit more youth.

photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
  • CitiesSpeak

Many workers in hourly, low-wage jobs struggle to manage their lives while navigating difficult work schedules, but several cities have taken action recently to address the challenge and promote a healthier workforce.

Factory Worker
Factory Worker
  • CitiesSpeak

Mayors Bill Peduto and Virg Bernero explain why now is the time to invest in America’s infrastructure and make a national commitment to advanced manufacturing.

This is a guest post by Mayor Bill Peduto and Mayor Virg…

manufacturing
manufacturing
  • CitiesSpeak

City leaders grapple with building meaningful postsecondary educational pathways for all their residents, understanding the link between their success and the city’s success.

As part of NLC’s recent Mayors’ Institute…

mayors
mayors
  • CitiesSpeak

As our 2016 State of the Cities report shows, mayors across the country are becoming increasingly aware of the link between a strong local economy and investment in programs that help residents build workforce skills.

Economic development…

Neward
Neward