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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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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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Youth have more difficulty gaining a foothold in the U.S. labor market than at any time since the 1950s, according to a new KIDS COUNT policy report published today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.…

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NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families has published a new municipal action guide that highlights potential strategies and promising city approaches for reducing the persistent disparities between black males and…

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NLC's Institute for Youth, Education and Families and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency have developed two new resources that draw upon the experience of the California Cities Gang Prevention Network, a 13-city initiative launched in…

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Clifford Johnson, Executive Director of the National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute) and Andrew Moore, Senior Fellow at the YEF Institute will speak during the National Transitional Jobs Network…

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by Denise Belser

City leadership in promoting financial inclusion and family economic success has changed significantly over the past 10 years. More than ever, municipal leaders are playing key roles in ensuring access to low or no-…

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A new report features the experiences of six communities where city and school district leaders partnered in the development of community-wide wellness plans.

Published by NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (YEF Institute…

  • Toolkit

No challenge facing cities and towns is more urgent than protecting our children and youth.  Ensuring children’s safety at home, keeping them out of harm’s way on the streets and at school, and shielding young people from influences that can draw…