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Multigenerational family at graduation

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Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, the city of Avondale is working closely with one of the local school districts to enhance its Avondale Education and Community Engagement Initiative. This effort assists with…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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A large number of young children are cared for family members, friends, neighbors (FFN) or other informal care providers. Nearly all FFN providers are interested in tangible developmental resources that they can use to promote learning…

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Tech Goes Home (TGH), founded in 2000 by Open Air Boston (OAB), is a national award-winning initiative helping to provide under-served residents the opportunity, tools, education, and access required for 21st century skills development…

  • CitiesSpeak

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are emerging in as a way cities can help even the most low-income children and families save for college and potentially disrupt cycles of multi-generational poverty.

When higher…

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Money
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City leaders are increasingly embracing the strategy of afterschool and summer learning to help expand enrichment opportunities for youth and address a broad range of issues such as academic success, public safety, workforce preparedness,…

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Sitting on bench
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC has teamed up with educational partners to produce a guide that features best practices for establishing high-quality childcare and pre-K programs – complete with examples from 19 cities across the country that are leading the way.

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Kids playing
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San Antonio is a leader in cradle to career supports. The city has been able to achieve universal pre-k and a Promise Neighborhood. One of their highest achievements is their Café College. This actual brick and mortar location…

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This post is part of a special series of blogs inspired by NLC’s annual Congress of Cities and related events such as the National Summit on Your City’s Families. Children are born learners.  From infancy on, they approach the world with an…

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Washington, DC - The National League of Cities (NLC) has announced that five statewide afterschool networks will receive technical and financial assistance to host Statewide Mayoral Summits on Afterschool and Expanded Learning in the spring and…

Press Release
Press Release