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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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With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NLC has launched a new initiative to assist local leaders in advancing juvenile justice system reforms. NLC will serve as a strategic partner for the Foundation’s highly…

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As part of its Models for Change program, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced an additional commitment of $15 million, in part to establish a new Models for Change Resource Center…

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NLC has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000. "Municipal Leadership for Children and Families in Small and Mid-Sized Cities"…

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In collaboration with municipal leaders in a small group of cities, NLC has launched an innovative, two-year pilot program called Local Interventions for Financial Empowerment through Utility Payments (LIFT-UP) that seeks to help low-income…

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NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected 11 cities from a pool of 28 applicants to receive assistance as they work to reduce disparities between black males and their peers. Project cities will include: Charlottesville, Va…

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WASHINGTON-The National League of Cities (NLC) has launched an innovative, two-year pilot program called Local Interventions for Financial Empowerment through Utility Payments (LIFT-UP) that seeks to help low-income families pay their utility…

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With a $1.5 million grant from The Walmart Foundation and in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), NLC's Institute for Youth,…

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With support from the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, NLC recently convened local leaders from 18 cities to discuss two new initiatives to expand opportunities for young men of…

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As part of the second phase of an initiative supported by the Lumina Foundation to help communities boost local college completion rates, NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) has selected 18 cities to participate in…

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When thinking about the more than one million young people nationwide who drop out of school each year, it is easy to assume that school is the last place they want to be. A growing number of cities are questioning this assumption, however, and…

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