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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

Do curfew laws really protect city youth and increase public safety? This is the first of two blog posts on curfew within a broader series on opportunities for municipal leadership in juvenile justice reform.

This is a guest post by Sana…

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curfew
  • CitiesSpeak

Local jails detain 19 times the number of individuals of state and federal prisons combined - but cities have the power to reduce those numbers.

In its most recent step supporting city leaders to reform the justice system, the…

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  • CitiesSpeak

Federal immigration measures have a local impact.

It was a different crowd today at the Supreme Court. The number of children on the courthouse steps may have exceeded the number of adults, and the voices on the microphones were speaking…

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Supreme Court
  • CitiesSpeak

This new research-to-practice memo outlines exactly how city leaders can reach better public safety and youth development outcomes.

The new Research to Practice Memo: How City Leaders Can Draw Upon Adolescent Development Research…

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prison
  • CitiesSpeak

The TEDx-style talks will take place during the City Summit this November in Pittsburgh. If you think your city has a creative, unique initiative worth sharing with other small cities, please submit your proposal.

Mayor Garrett Nancolas of…

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  • CitiesSpeak

The YEF Council Education Playbook provides examples of 27 action steps taken by select U.S. cities to provide greater resources and opportunities for their communities and for youth from early childhood to postsecondary success.

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  • Case Studies & Practices
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Approximately 400,000 students attend Chicago Public Schools (CPS). About 27,000 school aged-youth in Chicago are either no longer enrolled or off-track for graduation. In an effort to increase options available to out-of-school and off-…

  • Case Studies & Practices
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All Denver students ages 5 to 18 have free, year-round access to the city's 23 recreation centers and 29 pools with the MY Denver Card. The MY Denver Card also serves as a Denver Public Library card, giving Denver's children the keys to…

  • Case Studies & Practices

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San Antonio is a leader in cradle to career supports. The city has been able to achieve universal pre-k and a Promise Neighborhood. One of their highest achievements is their Café College. This actual brick and mortar location…

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the National League of Cities' (NLC) is launching a new initiative in partnership with MetLife Foundation to help cities promote financial inclusion for their residents. NLC received a $1 million grant from MetLife Foundation to…

Press Release
Press Release