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Youth & Family

NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute) grew out of the belief that to thrive, cities need strong leaders who make the education, safety and health of the families and children in their communities a citywide priority. With expertise in early childhood success, education and expanded learning, health and community wellness, reengagement of disconnected youth, and family economic success, the YEF Institute is the go-to place for city leaders seeking to improve outcomes for children and families.  

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  • CitiesSpeak

During his State of the Union address earlier this year, President Obama called on the philanthropic and business communities to help his Administration come up with solutions to the myriad challenges faced by young men and boys of color. He…

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Washington, D.C. - The National League of Cities (NLC) launched a marketing campaign this month with the National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) to raise awareness of free tax prep options for low- and medium-income residents in New Jersey.…

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NLC is proud to announce its continued partnership with The Wallace Foundation. Through a new communication grant, NLC is working to equip city leaders with the knowledge to create, expand and improve afterschool opportunities in their…

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Due to the increased spotlight on recidivism and a growing consensus that children involved in juvenile court are at risk of worse life outcomes, many states and cities are investigating ways to remove children from juvenile court and provide…

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  • CitiesSpeak

This article was written by Jennifer Jennings, Community Health and Aquatics Supervisor, Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department and originally appeared on the Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future website. Annapolis, the capital of…

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Even for minor offenses, when youth appear in juvenile court or are placed in confinement they are more likely to re-offend upon release than if they receive community-based services. 

A new report from the Vera…

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Los Angeles, Calif. - On Thursday, December 12, city, education and state officials will gather to provide perspectives on how to reengage the approximately 100,000 youth and young adults in Los Angeles who have not…

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WASHINGTON, DC - Anthony Santiago joined the National League of Cities' (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF) this week as senior fellow. In this role, Santiago will lead outreach efforts to engage local leaders in the Institute…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Scampering into the cafeteria at 2:30 in the afternoon, children at Chicora Elementary School in North Charleston, South Carolina begin to cluster themselves into groups on the cafeteria floor.  Monday through Friday, 1 in 3 students…

  • CitiesSpeak

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…