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  • CitiesSpeak

Working with NLC through the CHAMPS initiative, a cohort of small cities in Alabama is showing the rest of the country how they are successfully increasing access to out-of-school time meals for children.

Cities…

photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
photo - Low on Funds? Your City Can Still Provide Nutritional Meals to Children Outside School.
  • Issue Brief

The U.S. Department of Agriculture administers federally-funded afterschool and summer meal programs, allowing children across the country access to meals during out-of-school time. Because this funding is guaranteed year-to-year as part of the …

photo - Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs
photo - Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs
  • Press Release

ORLANDO, Florida — June 13, 2017 — The Florida Afterschool Network hosted a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit in Orlando…

Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk
  • CitiesSpeak

The president’s budget proposal includes a $1.2 billion cut to school programs that will impact more than 1,600,000 children and their families.

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with…

photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
photo - Can Your City Stand to Lose Afterschool Funding?
  • Press Release

COLUMBUS, OHIO — April 12, 2017 — The Ohio Afterschool Network held a statewide Municipal Summit on Afterschool and Expanded Learning today at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by National League of Cities (NLC) President and…

Children playing on sidewalk
Children playing on sidewalk
  • Press Release

20 cities in Alabama, California and Kansas to receive grants up to $40,000

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that 20 cities were awarded grants to create or expand…

School Lunches
School Lunches
  • Case Studies & Practices

Summary

The City of Grand Rapids has had a focus on improving the quality of its afterschool programs for almost two decades. Grand Rapids' Expanded Learning Opportunity Network, known as The ELO Network, has grown from its beginnings…

  • Case Studies & Practices

Amidst growing concerns about juvenile crime, the cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center created the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth, a governing board of top level decision-makers, bound together as one group, to address regional youth…

  • Toolkit

An estimated eight million school children between the ages of five and 14 go home to an empty house on a regular basis. Many of these children are left alone for as many as four hours a day. For cities and towns across America, these…

Children playing
Children playing
  • Research Report
Webinar Recording Available on Collective Impact Strategies

The YEF Institute and the Foundation Strategy Group sponsored a recent webinar on how municipal leaders, staff and partners can maximize results for children and families by better…