Grandparent and grandkids in park
Grandparent and grandkids in park

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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  • Case Studies & Practices
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Representing more than 200 organizations, Remake Learning is a professional network of schools, museums, libraries, afterschool programs, community centers, higher education institutions, education technology companies, philanthropies,…

  • CitiesSpeak

A new online resource with concrete strategies, tools, examples, and best-practice models is available to city officials looking for positive results from their municipality's juvenile justice system programs.

photo - Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
photo - Improving Outcomes for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC’s 2016 Reengagement census suggests a very positive return on investment for cities that pursue a systematic approach to academic reenrollment programs.

The newest census of dropout reengagement programs from…

photo - For Students Dropped Out of School, Local Reenrollment Programs Actually Work
photo - For Students Dropped Out of School, Local Reenrollment Programs Actually Work

In recent years, new research has produced a sea change in our understanding of children's educational development. Municipal leaders are increasingly aware that the learning experiences and opportunities available to children early in life are…

  • CitiesSpeak

Giving proper support to the people who care for young children is really a matter of infrastructure in any city – and city leaders should treat it with that level of importance. Here are five key takeaways from the…

photo - Local Leaders Take on Tough Issues to Support the Early Childhood Workforce
photo - Local Leaders Take on Tough Issues to Support the Early Childhood Workforce
  • CitiesSpeak

Competing in a global economy demands that we continue supporting manufacturing areas by providing skilled workers with certificates and degrees from qualified community and technical colleges.

This is a guest…

photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
photo - The City of Wichita Leads the Way in Career and Technical Education
  • CitiesSpeak

Here are three specific areas in which cities and their partners can continue to demonstrate effective practices, adopt supportive policies, and determine what’s needed to grow initiatives that benefit more youth.

photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
photo - Cities Can Lead National Effort to Get More Young People Working Again
  • CitiesSpeak

This post was co-authored by Peter Eckart, Alison Rein and Nick Wallace.

Data can be a powerful tool for understanding issues, making smarter decisions, and improving results – and city leaders can help build a culture of health by…

photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
photo - The Secret to a Healthier City: Sharing Data
  • Toolkit

An estimated 2.8 million Americans between the ages of 16 and 24 are neither in school nor employed. In many big cities, up to one-fourth of all young adults can be characterized as “disconnected.” The problem is also severe in rural communities…

City park
City park
  • Toolkit

In every city and town, many stakeholders share responsibility for the safety, well-being, and healthy development of young people. School districts typically take the lead on education. City parks and recreation departments and nonprofit…

Park
Park