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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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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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Family Resource Centers (FRCs) are places where parents can go to get information on raising and educating their children. Funded through the Fort Worth public library, city staff help families learn how to develop their children's…

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Many factors influence the quality of child care and early education programs, but perhaps none matter more than the education and experience of early childhood providers. Consequently, developing a well-trained workforce in early care…

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Across the US, city officials and community members understand that positive educational experiences in the earliest years of life are critical for children to achieve long-term success and grow into productive members of the community.…

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New Mexico's ranking of 49 nationally for child well-being inspired local government, schools, neighborhoods, churches, business and nonprofit communities to joined forces to address this challenge.

The Albuquerque Bernalillo…

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Georgia State University has made a major turnaround in the last 5-7 years. Previously they would have been viewed a standard urban university situated in downtown Atlanta with mediocre persistence and student graduation rates. However…

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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…

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Salt Lake City, UT is currently home to 3 different Community Learning Centers (CLC). A CLC is a physical space but also based upon a set of philosophies and partnerships between a school and other community…

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The city manager and police chief in Gainesville assessed local arrest data and realized that black youth enter the juvenile justice system at a rate four times higher than white youth. Officials examined a variety of…

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What are the program goals?

As a part of the effort to prevent youth criminalization and victimization more effectively, city, county and community leaders in Minneapolis collaborated to establish the Juvenile Supervision Center (JSC).…